I started out writing a humble little travel blog while studying at university in Paris. That lead to a Masters in Journalism, which flowed on to writing travel articles and interviewing some truly amazing people for a few magazines in Australia and Europe. I went on to land a job writing content for websites, which pretty well framed me for my role here at Konnect!
Learning! I don’t think I’ve ever learned so much in such a short space of time. The team here are so talented and full of knowledge, it’s a great environment to be in. Everyone here is also very open to different ideas and collaborating by making use of everyone’s unique skillsets. It makes for a progressive, get-things-done kind of attitude.
My head is always in some sort of magazine or book, usually some sort of design guide, entrepreneurial magazine or architecture book. I recently finished reading Londoners, a book full of interviews with all different people in the city. It gives such a truthful cross-section view of London life and its different aspects. It offers a new view of the city.
I can never get enough of Monocle magazine and Renegade Collective magazine; both eye-opening in different ways. I’ve constantly got my pen and pad out scribbling notes packed full of ideas while I’m reading.
There would probably be a few people, but firstly, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. His films are some of the most intense, thought provoking pieces. They really push you out of your comfort zone, questioning all of your ideas of how life, relationships and love are supposed to be. I would love to hear how he develops his concepts and the inspiration he draws on to build such emotional films.
Secondly, Tyler Brulé, the editor in chief of Monocle magazine. Driven, artistic people like Brule who manage to pull off such large, influential projects really inspire me. They make you realise that things are never impossible.
In dream land, I’d be a superstar writer/photographer for National Geographic. Ideally I’d find myself in Antarctica right now, capturing the breeding season of one of the world’s most remote seal colonies. Or documenting the thawing of winter in Vladivostok, at the very lands-end of the Trans-Siberian railway. If those two weren’t possible, I’d be photographing life and writing a book from a house in the French countryside.