I am responsible for marketing and communications of the project, as well as the in house writer.
Where did you think you could help with your skills and your experience?
I initially began my own career in the blockchain industry as a writer. From the moment I heard about the technology I understood the potential social, economic and even political impact it would have. I wanted to share my passion for the technology with others and help to promote those projects with show us what blockchain really is about. Not only is Photochain a great technological project, there is an underlying ethos about giving power back to content creators. This is a message I want to spread.
How do see Photochain amongst the big stock photography players and how will it cope in the market?
Currently photostocks do not favour the photographers. With their rigid systems, they make it harder for beginners to make a decent living from their art, which I think is highly unfair. Photochain brings the power back to the photographers so that they can control their own fate in the photography industry much better. We’ve already received a high interest from photographers and I believe we’ll be able to take a good portion of the stock photography market.
What makes Photochain so different?
That the photographers and their works becomes the centre of the industry, and not the businesses. Photochain gives freedom to the photographers — it removes the stresses of the industry in all aspects (payment, copyright, reaching your audience). In this respect it should lead to more photographers being able to take up their hobby full time and better, more beautiful photography for us all to see.
Before joining Photochain I worked at bitcoin exchange Cubits as a financial and operational manager. My first experience in blockchain was back in 2015, when I decided to leave a job in investment banking to pursue blockchain full time, initially as a writer. Away from work I am a huge sports fan - especially football (Manchester United booo!!) - as well as an amateur hobby photographer.