Octopus Labs (an arm of Octopus Finance) brought me back to their midst to hang out with the team and talk to them about their careers there. They talked about what they loved about their jobs and also what they got out of working with their colleagues. This resulting video, shot using my new 4K Canon EOS 1D-C rig, was made to show potential recruits what it’s like to work with the Octopus team.
Muni Kumari and her husband struggled to get by. After they received a microloan from a local charity things improved. She tells us about how her life was, is and will one day be, thanks to access to basic financial services. This interview was shot during a trip to India in 2010/2011.
Octopus Labs (an arm of Octopus Finance) brought me into their lively vibrant offices to capture what it’s like to be part of their team. The shoot allowed me to meet many of the staff and work with them to photograph a range of scenes typical of a working day there. It’s a colourful and well lit environment so was easy to steer clear of anything overtly corporate. Originally posted here.
This August I was honoured to spend an evening filming a talk by the award-winning Turkish novelist and public intellectual Elif Shafak. The evening was organised by CARAVAN, an East-West peacebuilding celebration of art and thought. The evening included a lecture, conversation and audience Q&A, Elif focused on building bridges, not walls. Elif Shafak was also awarded the first CARAVAN Award for Peacebuilding and the Arts.
This year I was chosen to lead a segment of Creative Media Camp 2017. As the name suggests it’s a week long creative media workshop. Students aged around 14-20 take part and learn a variety of creative digital skills. They also gain experience of how the creative industries work as the segments are led by experienced practitioners including myself. Four groups tackled different creative briefs which required them to communicate one of the UN Sustainable Development goals.
This group, “RAAW” chose the subject of poverty reduction. Watch their video to see what they did.
I miss wood carving and one of my niece’s birthdays was coming up, so I decided to knock out some furniture for her dolls’ house.
It’s a set of table and chairs carve from wood I found in a local woodland. Check out the gallery.
I am in this somewhere believe it or not.
(Apparently I might be more prominent in the international version).
The People Speak returned to Imperial Science Festival in May 2017. This time with a slightly younger audience we talked about time travel, how you can change the world and what can be done about Donald Trump? Mikey and I co-hosted the discussion and we went to some strange and peculiar places, even by our standards!