I’m Adam Westbrook - a video artist, journalist and writer, currently based in the UK.
By day I work for The New York Times making visual essays and documentaries, including the landmark show Operation Infektion.
Previously I worked independently, and produced video essays about everything from the creative secrets of Leonardo da Vinci, how binary works, a parable for our smartphone obsession and why incompetence happens.
And I wrote and directed a sci-fi web series called Parallax.
About this newsletter
This newsletter is a new project for 2019.
My aim is to write something short and thoughtful for you every Sunday. One of my projects for 2019 is to record more of my life - my ideas, reflections, observations, highs and lows - in a personal journal.
The newsletter will be my way of sharing some of those experiences. You can expect me to write about my creative process; how visual storytelling works; conversations and experiences I have just had; updates on the screenplay I am working on and other purely personal creative projects. I will share videos I have made that I am proud of too.
I will also occasionally share work that moves me, but I won’t be sending a weekly list of links or anything like that.
It’ll be a weekly conversation about filmmaking, storytelling, art and life and you will be able to reply and take part.
If that sounds like something you would like to receive in your inbox, you can add your email address at the top of this page.
Adam - December 2019