What?I, along with many others of my generation, have mostly been staring at screens while doing our work for the last decade. Personally, I've grown disillusioned doing so.After all, how you spend most of your days is how you'll spend the rest of your life. And I don't want to spend the rest of my working life within the 15" confinements of my Macbook Pro.But other millennials have taken a very different approach to their work and life by choosing to immerse themselves in a particular - often tangible - craft, whether that's woodworking, baking artisanal bread, coffee roasting or becoming a chef. What have their experiences been like? Has it been worth it? Does it lead to a more content, meaningful life? Or is the way you approach your work more important than the dynamics and content of your occupation?Join me as we'll be exploring all these questions over the course of this project.
Young artisans and crafts(wo)men (aged 18-35, roughly speaking) who work with their hands (to some extent) and who value creative expression, mastery and/or living a connected life over economic hallmarks such as profits, pension plans and productivity.
(The deeper) Why?
With Immersed I hope to inspire you to start thinking about what it is you really want to be doing in your life. And I strongly believe that choice is mostly up to you, within reason.And it doesn't matter whether that's becoming an accountant, a dog sitter, a lawyer or an artisanal wine maker, as long as it's your own considered choice. Or, to put it into a question, what seems like work to others that doesn't feel like work to you?When?
Over the course of 2018 I’ll profile a wide range of people while traveling around Europe, and possibly beyond.
Initially all profiles will be featured online. Each profile will consist of photos, interview/text and a select few audio highlights. The aim is 1 profile per week.
The goal is to compile all the work at the end of the year into a photo book and/or exhibition. SuggestionsHave a friend who would be a great fit for the project? Please reach out to me!