We’d like to introduce our brand new #online series in collaboration with Nuqat: The Social Interview. Get to know the talented individuals who will be conducting this year’s series of workshops. We chatted with Iain Bagwell, who will be conducting the Food in Motion Videography Workshop with the stylings of Kulsum Kunwa.
Do you have to be an artist to be creative?
No, but you do have to be creative to be an artist.
To you, what does it mean to be creative?
Freethinking, pushing boundaries and taking chances.
Who are your industry heroes?
There’s too many to mention, but the Australians changed the way we looked at food in the late 90’s and we haven’t looked back since. Also, there’s some amazing editors – Adam Rapoport for one is always pushing boundaries with Bon Appetite Magazine.
What are the benefits of participating in your workshop as a part of Studio Nuqat?
I’ve been in this business for almost 30 years and have seen so many changes I feel I can really give back to the community and share my experiences and let the community know how to and when to move forward.
Why do you think these workshops are important to the cultivation of the creative economy?
I think there’s a huge benefit to the community. This is a collaborative business and as such it’s really important to share knowledge to enrich and raise the standards of all who are working in this field. I recently hosted a workshop in Dubai and one of the overwhelming pieces of feedback I received was that I really showed the attendee’s how to change their way of looking at things.
What is the most challenging aspect of succeeding in a career in the creative industry?
It’s ever changing, so versatility is extremely important. Also there’s so many more channels for your work now than ever, so knowing what you’re most suited to can take a long time to figure out, but once you have that figured out you will succeed.
If you could attend another Studio Nuqat workshop, which one would it be?
Too many to mention!
Check out Iain’s work on Instagram @IainBagwell. To find out more about this year’s Nuqat conference, follow them on Instagram @nuqat. Register on the website, www.nuqat.me, and be sure to download their app via eventtus to view the complete Nuqat Conference schedule and REGISTER through their new app! To download the app from the Apple Store click here and from Google Play click here. BONUS: GET 10% OFF when you use PROMOCODE bazaarXnuqat!