A show about creatives & innovators doing good for the world. Stories of finding your voice & mission, connecting with an audience and staying true in this fast moving landscape of social media and over the internet content. New episodes every other Wednesday.
Carmen Huter is an Austrian Born, New Zealand based adventure photographer who's work has been featured multiple times by National Geographic. Her Instagram account @carmenhuter is full of beautiful imagery that reflects her adventurous spirit. She's collaborated with brands such as Volkswagen, Sony, Icebreaker, and Air New Zealand to name a few. In this episode, we talk about her transition from fashion blogging to adventure photography, what it takes to sustain a steady income as a full-time instagrammer, how she got the blue tick ✓, staying grounded, and balancing hard work with being nice to yourself and others.
In this episode, we catch up with polar expedition photographer John Bozinov.
John has photographed over 30 landings across 6 seasons in both the Arctic and the Antarctic regions. His Instagram account @johnbozinov has garnered hundreds of thousands of followers with his clean and authentic images of the polar regions, shot almost entirely on the iPhone. His goal is to share imagery that encourages the protection and conservation of this vulnerable and delicate part of the world.
In this episode we talk about how his journey into the polar regions began, developing his unique photography style, how to differentiate yourself from everyone else, why his camera of choice is the iPhone, getting a random phone call from Apple, a day in the life of a polar expedition photographer and the realities of being a full time Instagrammer.
In this episode, we catch up with Jennifer Young aka JenY, accredited mindfulness facilitator that helps individuals, groups, and workplaces flourish and thrive with her mentoring services. She is the colead of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, facilitator for the PopUp Business School Aotearoa and founder of JenY Insights: mindfulness teachings, facilitation, coaching, and mental health first aid.
We talk about the misconceptions of millennials, how mindfulness can apply to you, productivity tips, approaching social media with intent, vulnerability, and how she conquered fear with a 40 day challenge.
Recently her focus has been towards talks and workshops on how to be more mindful & intentional when using social media & technology.
The 1.3 trillion dollar beauty industry consistently tells girls to look thinner, older, sexier, tanner, fitter, healthier. Unilever conducted a 2 year global survey and reported that only 2% of ads show women as being intelligent, 3% in managerial positions and only 1% show women being funny. The rest show women as something to look at.
Angela is a professional brand storyteller with over 15 years of experience working in the marketing industry and is out to help teens navigate this world. To better understand what is real and what is not in the media and on social images. To see through the beauty industry coming after them. Because they’ll never win. To be kind to themselves, and others, about appearance.
In our conversation, Angela talks candidly about her own battles overcoming bulimia, Zambia and her origins as a writer and how a remote forest in Northern California inspired her Pretty Smart talk.
This week I chat with my old college roommate, Boey. A Malaysian artist based in San Francisco who’s known for his best selling graphic novel, When I Was a Kid, an autobiographical collection of short stories about his childhood growing up in Malaysia. Boey has won a TED Award, been voted the most influential artist in Malaysia, and has collaborated with brands such as Mattel, Disney and Esquire. He is currently writing his 5th book, the latest followup to his graphic novel series, When I Was a Kid. In this conversation we dig into his origins, his creative process, and the inspiration behind his art.
Instagram: @iamboey www.iamboey.com facebook.com/BoeyCheeming
In this episode, we catch up with Lucy Revill, a born and bred Wellington policy advisor, blogger and YouTuber. Lucy showcases the very best people, places, brands, and venues on her blog, The Residents, which won an Absolutely Positively Wellington award, and was recently named one of the top 3 lifestyle blogs in New Zealand. In this conversation, Lucy shares great insight into what it takes to be a content creator, tips on how to start, how she approaches social media, and her 24 hour guide to the coolest little capital in the world. Instagram: @theresidents.nz www.theresidents.co.nz Twitter: @residents_welly facebook.com/theresidents.nz youtube.com/theresidentsbylucyrevill