Were you surprised this initiative became a worldwide phenomenon throughout the lighting community? And why do you think this was?
I was certainly surprised. I think the timing was the key. When we first went into lockdown, I was not active on social media. Yet I craved connection with the outside world – as others did too – and this was a way to stay connected.
I think it also helped that the challenge was fun, easy to engage with, an easy way to express your feelings and thoughts.
I loved each post for different reasons – they all offer stories and memories of light which is beautiful to share in. Each post and every photo demonstrates the power that light gives to other people and allows memory to be passed onto others via digital tools.
What is one of your biggest achievements to date, and what would you like to achieve in your future career?
Having devoted 15 years in lighting design alone, I think that shows great resilience and dedication to what I do, and where my passions lie.
And of course, the positive impact of #LetThereBeLightChallenge have had on others have given me a sense of fulfilment.
In the future, I would like to work on an art installation that would give me complete lighting freedom and creativity. I don’t have any preference for a specific place or building, just artistic design expression.