The word neglect comes from the Latin verb neglegere, which means "disregarded." The word usually reserved for cases when you willingly refuse to care for something appropriately.
A good friend of mind told me I'm driven by change - at the time I never understood what she meant, but I've started to understand that when I discovered something that is neglected I immediately champion it - the outsider, the underdog, the 'no hoper,' I feel compelled to change its perception by helping to inspire it.
It has happened many times in my life with people, animals and now its a place. A seemingly forgotten place, a place that I discovered is suffering great neglect and that place is our oceans.
I have always believed that everyone and everything has potential and when something is neglected, we all have a responsibility to do something about it. Observing the dismal neglect of our oceans has stemmed in me a purpose to embark on a mission to help save the beauty that is our oceans as I believe that it should not be left to only the presumed 'grown ups' to save the day but a responsibility equally shared by us all hence my belief that we must lead and teach by what we do and not just by what we say.
Words by Dom Bridges & photography by Sam Scales.
In the latest volume of;
'Haeckels is a natural fragrance and skin care brand.
Our skin, hair and body products are a work of love; a love of natural ingredients, a love of design and quality but ultimately a love of the heritage of coastal living. All our hand crafted products are formulated in our cliff top Lab in Margate where we only use and distill locally growing botanicals that offer the very best anti-oxidant properties.'
On a Friday in October me and Martine drove to meet Emsie Sharp in her Glassblowing studio 'The Cow Shed' in Child Okeford, Dorset. We spent the morning with Emsie and recorded the making of a number of drinking glasses and bowls.