Each day I count my lucky stars that I am surrounded by the most talented, lovely people I could ever dream of! To give you a better sense of how it all works in the world of David Stark Design and Production, we have launched a TEAM tab on our website so you, too, can get to know my all-star line-up!
To celebrate this launch, I have invited my gang to write guest blog posts on topics that fascinate them. First up is Benjamin Bryant, an amazing member of our Design team who works tirelessly to create the most innovative events, is totally passionate about all things art, design, culture, and music -- essentially EVERYTHING. And that passion is contagious!
Below, Ben gives us a sneak peek at one of his other talents, photography. Not surprisingly, his eye is extraordinarily sharp there too.
I’m endlessly looking for the next form of inspiration. It’s a bit like trying to run in a dream but you can’t quite get your feet off the floor. I know it’s there. I feel it but not until my mind is right; not until I’m searching do I pull that inspiration from the world around me and bring it to life. This hidden beauty is prolific. It wasn’t until I slowed down and saw these playgrounds empty. Only then did the spaces really stand out to me. From the outside, my mind can travel through each path and my imagination starts to wander. The rhythm of shape and color is carried throughout each space - a straight line with a zigzag, a swoop then a bonk to the right.
Yes, there are mundane objects and spaces all around us, but for me that’s exactly where beauty lies. I don’t find any huge cultural importance in these playgrounds – I don’t hold them as high design. I love that they are a unified language that we all can find a relationship with and we know so well. There are only so many things in the world like that and this is just one of those things.