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I am a passionate photographer and artist. Born into a family of artists (Thomas Hacking, my father and Rosemary Hacking, my mother) I have been painting as long as I can remember. I paint in oils and enjoy painting seascapes and landscapes and from the odd commission I have painted portraits. As a young artist I won several painting competitions. In 1996, my family and I held an exhibition of our paintings in Holland as a charity event for Save the Children. As a result I had the honour of meeting The Princess Royal.
I have always taken photographs for reference material for painting and processed my own black and white film. With the introduction of digital photography there was no need to develop my own film and my interest in photography dwindled. However in 2008 my brother Grant Hacking, in my opinion one of the best artists in the world today, gave me a Canon EOS 10D DSLR camera. The DSLR rekindled my interest in photography and post processing. I no longer take photos only for reference but for the sake of photographic art. More of my photographs can be found on 500PX