Images that connect us...
....to ourselves and each other, to our teams and groups, to our organisations and our worlds, to our dreams and visions.
We each hold a vision of our world which informs our individual actions but, when we catalyse conversations which enable the expression and articulation of a shared vision, we find the capacity for genuine commitment and exceptional effectiveness.
Working with businesses, institutions and individuals, we bring into focus the vision that achieves positive engagement and relational shift. We enable creative personal change, group transformation and radical organisational development.
Photo-Dialogue use visual methods to support action learning, research, ethnography and dialogue. Whether through using digital pictures and social media or 'post-its' and 'stickies', imagery extends language, transforms thinking and sparks resilient change.
"Photography is a tool for dealing with things everybody knows about but isn’t attending to." (Emmett Brown)
"That seems to me to be the beauty of Steve’s work; he finds a way to show people as he sees them, in all their beauty and humanity. It’s so potent because he gives us an image of ourselves not be normally available to us." (John Higgins)
"To see oursel's as others see us." (Burns)
I had been photographing the commuters on the Euston Road at the height of the rush hour and then collapsed into one of my regular food stops before thinking about the train. The pizza joint was packed and I cleared away the cameras and junk from the table to make space for another guest. More...
I've been struggling with this image of John, the editor of our forthcoming ADOC book. Yet, when I say 'struggling', I'm absolutely fine with the idea that this picture expresses the essence of a conversation we had when I asked John to make an image with me that would say something of himself and his editorial work. More...
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Who is holding the 'vision' that has the potential to genuinely change the way we think, work and live in a way that is commensurate with the finite resources of our planet? This is an ongoing photo-dialogue where I am working with the 'visionaries' who are imagining a new paradigm which will enable us to live and work together in effective organisations that also bring ecological and social integrity.
This is a new 3-day Ashridge offer scheduled for 6-8 Nov 2013 where I have joined with Sue Pritchard, Danny Chesterman and Bill Knight to bring Ashridge's latest research to Programme and Project Managers. The delivery of today’s major projects and programmes is increasingly challenged by the complexity and uncertainty of the environment in which leaders and managers are required to deliver results. Sue and Danny's research shows that reinforcing traditional tools for planning and control is not the full answer, and this is changing the way managers think and interact with the challenges of complex projects. More...