The Intrepid Camera originally started life as a project to make an open source large format camera, as in one that anyone could download the plans to and build. We worked on this project for a year or so and it eventually turned itself into the final year of my degree.
After Graduating from Product Design I got to working out how we could share the camera with even more people. Soon we realised that if we took a lot of the ideas from open source tech, put them into a commercial product, we could then create a fantastic and affordable camera.
The most important part of photography for me personally, is the ability to escape from everything, even if its just for half an hour or so a day. When using the camera I'm often somewhere beautiful and my mind is focused on one thing only, even if I don't get a shot I'm still happy to have had that time to relax and just do something I love. I think going on a walk or hike with a large format camera, setting up, sitting, waiting, thinking and then maybe if it all comes together just right, taking a shot, is one of the most relaxing and rewarding things I do.