WHO AM I?
My name is Benjamin “Ben” James Pollard, I am 24 years old and live in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. I have many passions in life and have put a lot of time and effort into them while having so much fun doing so.
In terms of my career, I work in live events such as music concerts, festivals, tv/ film productions and sports events etc. My working career has been in this sector both as production and security in various capacities.
Outside of work, my biggest passion is photography and being able to create art that captures moments in time to be seen by all. Photography also allows me to combine my two favourite things in both animals and travel.
PEOPLE WHO CHANGED MY MINDSET!
In all honesty there are really only 2 people that I have to thank for changing the way I think and see myself.
The first being Christian Leblanc (@LostLeblanc). I have been following/ watching Christian for a couple years now on Youtube in which he has really inspired me to want to travel the world and capture it all through Photography/ Videography. Joining his academy (Lost Creator Academy) in March 2020 was one of the best things I have ever done. It is constantly teaching me how to become a better creator and inspires be every day to become a better version of myself. Christian has made me realise that anything can be possible in this line of work becoming a content creator as long as I believe in myself and that is something I will keep with me for all aspects of my life including content creation, live events and even my personal life itself.
The other person I have to thank is an old friend of mine Louis. He once told me that I was the most Positive/ Negative Person he knew... Confusing right! He explained that I was always happy, could talk to anyone and had this drive to work hard but I would never do anything that would take me out of my comfort zone and experience the world because I constantly thought of the negatives or why I shouldn't do something. In that moment I realised that he was spot on... and I needed to change that. Therefore without Louis I would have never booked that spontaneous backpacking trip to Italy (I booked the flights the same day as this conversation and flew the next morning) and therefore never would have been here today.