Ben Nathan Founder
When did you start your business PINHOLE LONDON?
Pinhole London was founded in 2020 by artist Ben Nathan.
Why did you start your business?
Pinhole London developed through a continued dedication to work in a diverse
urban community. I recognised the unique & extraordinary way that analogue
photography engages people. I wanted to bring that experience to as many people as possible through free, inclusive & accessible workshops, & more broadly achieve community participation in the arts.
Build public awareness of non-competitive approaches to creativity that stimulate & develop imagination, creativity, experimentation, & build confidence; to improve overall well-being
What training was required?
My immersive knowledge of pinhole photography has been mostly self-taught but also inspired by the teachings of positive role models & mentors over the years. I pay my respects to Michael Farrell.
Your typical day at work?
Research, Seeking & preparing funding applications, Pre-production.
Workshop promotion & delivery Collating & sharing feedback post-production.
Social media & web content, Administration.
Challenges in the business
The biggest is securing funding. Workshops are already stretched & more successful bids
would enable the reach this venture & its communities deserve.
Rewards in the business
Creating art with underrepresented & marginalised groups in excluded communities.
Best advice given to you regarding your business that you took on board.
To set up a community project & to share my experience with students & other
neurodiverse individuals to motivate & empower them.
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