Mycelium Media Colab offers a full range of photographic services, from documenting events, demonstrations, and workshops, to facilitating training to empower people and organisations so they can use their own images as a powerful tool for activation. We are equipped to work on small-budget content creation projects to high-end print campaigns. We are passionate storytellers who use the lens to capture and question climate-related and social-environmental stories.
In a world overloaded with imagery, where a photograph acts as a truth-teller and the global climate crisis relies on its evocative powers to convey messages in the hope of action, it is important to pause and ask who is taking this photograph and what are their intentions. Photographs are single images shut off from context and history. If we do not challenge the images we see or create, we fall into a trap of one-dimensionality. Photography can draw out truths, mobilise causes, aid in understanding and help to unify, but only if they are taken and used with sensitivity and with an understanding of the power they hold.
At Mycelium, we collaborate. We ask questions and constantly seek to represent truths. We do not believe in We don’t believe in telling just one side of the story to manipulate the narrative. This means that the photography we offer, and the photographers who work under our banner, challenge themselves and their clients to ask the hard questions and to acknowledge the power the camera holds. We offer storytelling via still images, documentary photography, photojournalism, behind-the-scenes photographs for media projects and events photography. We do it differently though. We have a sensitivity to how the images will be used and we aim to promote using the lens as a tool for integration, not to shutter off one reality from another. We advocate for mixed mediums where possible, to allow for cross-referencing and deeper meaning. What this means is simply to allow other voices and tools to bring in context and multi-dimensionality, to use sound over images, to allow text and photography to blend, and to use video and stills together.
We collaborate and we delve deeper in every shoot we do.