The Power of One

The Power of One

Think-tank charities typically advocate for reform, to influence decision making at government level. Some nations (the US, France and the UK) appreciate the role independent think-tank charities have to play, both domestically and to help them evolve their foreign policies. Others including Japan, China and Germany seem to encourage such charities efforts where they’re alreadyContinue Reading The Power of One

Photographers of Life

Photographers of Life

Is photography a recipe and metaphor for living? Should we make similar decisions about shutter speed, depth of field, subject composition and photo vantage point in our life, as we do taking pictures? As photographers, we know that together, those four things add power and impact to the picture. We juggle them and toggle betweenContinue Reading Photographers of Life

Flexibility and Governance

Flexibility and Governance

A political party (or school) wants to change voter (or student) behaviour. They can attempt this by challenging the assumptions held (reality replacing perception, or perception replacing reality, witness fake news, propaganda and misinformation by governments) to improve the expectations (foster hope), to in turn improve aspirations (ambition). Ultimately it is voters’ aspirations (for fameContinue Reading Flexibility and Governance

Design, Control, Film Directing and Personal Flexibility

Design, Control, Film Directing and Personal Flexibility

‘A good director makes a playground and allows you to play.’ Martin Landau ‘People think that the director’s direct actors. No. Really, what the director’s doing is directing the audience’s eye through the film.’ Julianne Moore ‘Directing is very close to choreography; you deal with space, time, emotions, lighting, making beautiful images.’ Benjamin Millepied ‘IContinue Reading Design, Control, Film Directing and Personal Flexibility