Myles Thompson Natural Recall interview
What do you do every day to express your elective affinity with nature, with the plants on your balcony, with the flowers that grow in your terrace or the trees in your garden?
I slow down, listen and observe. I think of the shapes and colours of the plant in simple terms as a child would, amazed by the diversity and ingenuity and begin to speculate on these elements in terms of patterns and symmetry found throughout the universe (such as the Fibonacci sequence).
What is the plant that you like the most? Why you feel so attached to it?
A water lilly: I find the water very calming.
You’re leaving to a desert island and you can only take with you two things … and a plant. What would you put in your suitcase?
The plant: amaranth. As well as that, a saxophone and a portable sound recorder with a built-in mic.
Life Nature You
Myles Thompson Bio
Independent film-maker, wildlife sound recordist, teacher & journalist based in Aarhus, Denmark.
I write, shoot, edit and create motion graphics in After Effects.
- Trained at the Wildlife Film Academy in Cape Town, South Africa
- Trained in wildlife sound recording by Gordon Hempton in the US and by Wildeye in the UK (with Chris Watson)
- Winner, World Wildlife Fund Short Film Competition 2011
- Winner, WSRS Documentary Competition (radio) 2012
- Finalist, Danmark Radio (DR) CPH:DOX Talentpris 2012
- Winner, Virtual Safari Video Competition 2010
- 3rd Prize, Siemens Urban Ideas Competition, 2013
- Honorable Mention, Nikon Everyday Cinema Contest, 2014
- Observer Young Travel Writer of the Year 1997
- Finalist, Guardian Travel Writing Competition 2011
- 1 Vimeo Staff Pick
I also make wet plate collodion photos on glass, aluminium or acrylic, some of which you can see on silverfish.dk
If you’re interested in working with me, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org