We ask our dedicated team of professional writers and photographers… what’s the point?
James Day is a world renowned photographer working out of London and New York. He is a regular contributor to many magazines including Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Wired and he has shot advertising campaigns for a huge list of international clients.
The point according to James is, “I think that perhaps there is no point and that’s the beauty of it all. I love to take photographs and craft beautiful images and the fact that I get to make my living out of something that most people do for a hobby always cheers me up on a Monday morning. This assignment was no exception as I got to hold in my hand some truly outstanding pieces of design and craftsmanship. If I was pushed I would say that perhaps sometimes the point is just to make something gorgeous."
SIMON DE BURTON
Simon de Burton has been writing about the world of high-end watches since 1999. His work appears in a range of titles around the world, including the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, Vanity Fair 'On Time,' Architectural Digest and GQ. He is a contributing editor to the Patek Philippe international magazine and co-author of the official history of Officine Panerai.
He says, “What's the point? The point is not to think about it too much. Enjoy it while it lasts.”
Laura is a freelance journalist living and working in the UK. She cut her teeth working in publishing houses in the Middle East on magazines across a broad range of subject areas before breaking out on her own. She has honed her skills in business, luxury goods and travel writing across five continents. When not writing, she enjoys running, mountain hikes, elderflower cocktails and battling her Ottolenghi cookbook. In April she will be attempting the Marathon des Sables, a 150-mile endurance race across the Sahara desert.
What is the point? She says, “Self-improvement, fulfilment: a sharp or tapered end.”
Michaela Larosse is a journalist and advertising copywriter who specialises in writing about branding, media, culture and all issues related to the creative industries.
For Michaela, “There is no point. You're an insignificant speck pottering about on a tiny pin prick of a planet that's a mere dust mote suspended on a stray sunbeam in a forgotten corner of a vast and unknowable universe. Best not to over think it - just enjoy the ride and put the kettle on.”
Sven Prim is an advertising photographer based in Stockholm. He loves post-production, his soundsystem, his wife and his eight housemates. His next trip will be to visit Nick Rice in Scotland or Wales or wherever it is he lives. Sven says that, “Point is in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. It’s connected to the rest of the Isle of Lewis by a narrow isthmus, one mile in length and barely 100 metres wide. Point is situated very close to the regional capital Stornoway and it's home to around 2,600 people. It is one of the few districts of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides of Scotland where the population is actually increasing. (Sven thought I asked him “Where is Point?”)
Josh Sims is a freelance writer and editor contributing to the likes of the Financial Times, The National and Wallpaper. His latest book, '100 Ideas in Street Style', is published by Laurence King in April.
The point is at the end of this sentence.