Robbie Dark | Photographer
Where did you grow up where do you live today? I grew up and live on the island of Jersey.
What are your fondest memories that you feel impacted your life choices and lifestyle today? A childhood skating down hills and surfing in St. Ouens Bay with friends every summer. I love living on this island and being surrounded by the sea. With the occasional trips away it's the perfect place to call home.
Why do you do what you do? What qualities/values have drawn you to this path in life? Because it's fun, and satisfying. I have this obsessive desire to make everything around me beautiful. I also get a kick out of making films and telling stories that would often be ignored, and sharing that to a wider audience. Often people have incredible ideas and stories but do not have the means to communicate and share them with more people, which is often what is needed to create momentum and grow a project.
Who or what inspired you? I always enjoy photographers and filmmakers that have an alternative perspective. A weird, unusual way of looking at things. They weren't really photographers but artists using photography as a medium. I'm inspired by honest scenes and untouched beauty.
How would you describe yourself? Probably less accurately than how others would describe me!
What would you most like to change in the world/environment today? Right now it feels like an issue of disconnection. There is a lack of connection to others, and towards our environment. Why should we look after something that we don't feel connected to? How do we bring that feeling back?
What do you value most in life? Real conversations, coffee and offshore wind.
If you had the opportunity to tell one story that's close to your heart what would it be? To first, further understand the current situation of Jersey's agricultural industry and its impacts on the environment. The negative & positive effects that take place depending on how the land is used as well as the connection this has to our beaches and oceans, and to try and communicate this succinctly to the general public and create change.
What legacy do you hope to leave? At 25 years of age I'm still working on that.