Xanthe Berkeley is a photographer, film-maker & visual story-teller. Filling the frame with bright colours, movement, sunshine and smiles; her work centres around family life and adventures.
A wide variety of projects keeps her photography and film business busy. From guiding and inspiring others, through her online film courses, to her own brand of relaxed session reportage – capturing everyday moments and cataloging these memories is her passion.
Xanthe is an Instagram fan – you’ll find her there daily – mooching around London capturing the colourful details, sharing snippets of family life, or exploring the outdoors with her love of camping, nature and good times around the campfire.
1. What’s your medium of choice and what do you love about it?
I love both photography & film making… It’s hard to choose between the two. Both give me the opportunity to document my life and tell those stories.
2. What are you working on right now? What’s on your camera/desk/easel or in your studio?
I’m fortunate to have various projects on the go at one time. Photographing portraits and making films as part of my online courses. I have a year long Time Capsules course which is bursting with creativity as people are making films each month. I’m so inspired by them. I’m loving making mini movies to share on Instagram – it’s a creative challenge to tell a story in just 15 seconds.
3. What practices/activities are most valuable to your creative process?
Get outside and shoot, be inspired by your surroundings.
Find a community either in real life or online, of people creating work that encourages & inspires you and support each other.
4. What’s one thing you want to share with others about your art and/or process?
That I don’t share all the work I create… Only the work I love. I think a lot of people compare themselves to other artists, but don’t consider that they’re only seeing the highlights, not the mistakes.
5. What advice would you give to your young artist self?
To do a lot of work. Keep creating and you’ll find your thing.
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