David Makin was born near Wigan in the North-West of England in 1962 but has been living in North Wales for some 20 years. His first introduction to fractals was through the well known "Fractint" software in 1999. He was immediately hooked on both the Art and Math of fractals and has spent most of his spare time working with them since. He initially wrote his own fractal software "MMFrac" but moved over to serious use of the popular Ultrafractal program in 2001.
David writes formulas for Ultrafractal as well as using it to create 99% of his fractal art prints. His main aim is to show off the incredible diversity of form possible in the Fractal medium and always to seek the "different".
David's image "Starfruit" was a winner of the International Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art contest 2006. His image "Theme Park 2" was a winner of the International Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art contest 2007. David has had work published on two book covers, a CD and has also been featured in the monthly IEEE publication "Computer Graphics and Applications". By day, David is a computer programmer developing mobile phone software.
David has previously been working with escape-time fractals but more recently has started working on 2D and 3D IFS fractals including both static art and animations. You can expect to see the results of this here at Fractal Gallery on his website some time in the near future.
By day, he is a computer programmer developing mobile phone software.
David Makin's website
David Makin's AutoGallery exhibit