Published on May 15th, 2019 | by Alison Barclay0
Meet The Team: Neil Sharma
Although the Chicken Shed no longer homes actual chickens, 5 days a week between the hours of 9am and 5:30pm you will be able to find the 3LT team tirelessly working away on the next big product! Each month we will give you an exclusive behind the scenes access to a team member’s life, what they do at 3 Legged Thing, what they do in their spare time and most importantly, what they photograph outside of the world of tripods.
This month we are introducing you to the Shed’s most recent recruit Neil Sharma.
“Customer & Trade Support”
What do you do at 3LT?
“I’m the go-to guy for any product info, specs, repairs, refunds or customer service issues and being generally friendly, supportive and awesome. If something goes wrong I’ll make it right, and if you need help I’m going to put a smile on your face. If you just want a shoulder to cry on, I’m there for you.”
– “Travelling through India I got involved with a charity based in Calcutta who provide healthcare for slum children and families in poverty; we spent 2 days treating skin infections and parasites for as many children as possible.”
How long have you worked for the company?
“Since April 1st 2019, I thought it was a prank!”
What’s the best thing about working at 3LT?
“All the free cake.”
When you’re not at work, what do you like to do?
“I love travelling and making my own adventure. I’m a photographer, film-maker and drummer so when I’m not solving your problems, I’m out testing gear, taking photos, producing films/animations and making a lot of noise in your local dive bars with other unruly punks.”
– “When traveling I like to avoid hotels and resorts, so it’s mostly hitch-hiking, couchsurfing, or finding friendly locals and being invited around their homes. This was the view from a Riad that belonged to a market stall owner in Fes, Morocco who graciously let us stay in his apartment above the medina to show us ‘real’ life.”
What do you like to take photographs of?
“I’m a street, adventure and portrait photographer with a touch of surrealism, but I’d love to get more into fine art photography once my Photoshop skills get better. I’m always looking for new models.”
What camera gear do you use?
“Currently I’m down to a Canon EOS 750D since I broke my Canon EOS 5D Mark III, although I’m still pleased with the 750D! As the summer is just around the corner I’ve been loving the Canon EF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM for portrait/wildlife and the Nifty Fifty 50mm f/1.8 for street photography. I’m pretty keen to get my hands on a new macro probe lens!”
– “I’ve lived in many different countries in my lifetime, and traveled to many, many more… Morocco has got to be one of my favorite places”
What’s your dream photography destination?
“Space, I might need a better lens though… I’m travelling to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia in July/August so that’s my photography dream trip for this year! I’d love to spend some time underwater with nature photography, but until then I’ll stick with Stagsden.”
What’s your favourite chocolate bar?
“Have you heard of Vego? It’s vegan, fair-trade, organic and cruelty free… and tastes amazing! I think they also make a chocolate spread, mmm.”
What colour are your socks today?
“I’ve got a purple sock with dinosaurs on. This seems to be true for most of my sock collection at the moment.”
– “At home, art and design is a big hobby of mine, I’ve even taught my 2 year old how to sculpt, paint and drill so he’s pretty much self-sufficient already.”
If you had one wish, what would it be?
“The usual; world peace, dismantling our tyrannical government, and an end to all this Brexit nonsense. Actually, I could probably just do with a few more socks…”