Shannon Thompson Passion series podcastPassion for Fashion

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Shannon Thompson

Shannon studied Fashion Design in 2010 at AUT - Auckland University of Technology, majoring in Menswear.

She lived in London for a number of years after graduating, where she undertook internships for international fashion designers.

This opportunity enabled her to help design collections that were shown at both the London and New York Fashion weeks!

Shannon returned home after two years and in 2017 started her own label right here in Christchurch, her first runway show was at the Vancouver Fashion week.

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John Ross passion series podcastPassion for Cinematography

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John Ross

John Ross, has been a cinematographer for the past four years. John is a member of the New Zealand Cinematographers Society where he frequently contribute articles. Last year he picked up a silver award for a commercial shoot Disciple of Discipline.

John has recently returned from completing a Technodolly (robotic crane) course to help him further his passion to work on movie sets in the near future.

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Take a look at some of his content.

Jodanne Aiken: Passion outdoorsPassion for Conservation

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Jodanne Aitken

Jodanne Aitken is studying for her post graduate diploma in Nature Conservation at Lincoln University.

Jodanne was the president for the Lincoln University Tramping and Climbing Club in 2019 and 2018 and she is still on the executive board for this.

Jodanne should have been in Nepal and Germany undertaking a nature conservation internship, however, due to COVID-19, Jodanne is now in Nelson studying with the Kea Conservation Trust.

Outside of studies, Jodanne has a massive passion for being in the outdoors.

Explore some family-friendly walks and tramps in Canterbury.

Find a tramping club in Canterbury or check out the Christchurch Tramping Club.

Anton Phillipson

Driven to Draw

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Anton Phillipson

Anton Phillipson always has had a passion for drawing. His parents both had a passion for cars so he started drawing cars.

In his early teenage years, Anton started drawing cars and posting his drawings on Facebook. The exposure on Facebook has led to a small side business for his artwork which has led to meeting some very successful people and seeing their amazing cars.

He now works for Archibald’s at their Christchurch dealership with Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Volvo and Audi.

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Watch a YouTube tutorial on how to draw a car.