Something a bit different for the weekend. This is a short film featuring Blair Somerville, a New Zealand based inventor, artist and self-confessed tinkerer. Joey Bania made the remarkable film which provides a fascinating insight into Blair’s unusual world where he turns recycled bits and bobs into other-wordly inventions which take up pride of place in his Lost Gypsy Gallery, a wonderland of homegrown wizardry and a playground for kids and adults alike.
Besides his wonderful inventions it’s Blairs happy easy-going outlook on life which is equally uplifting something he gets to the bottom of when he reveals “I left home knowing you didn’t need that much to live on and I didn’t need that much money you just need some shelter, some food and a reason to be alive.” This philosophy naturally paved a course through life one in which he wanted to live mortgage-free and to keep his cost of living down. He relies on solar-power for his power which he admits “can be a pain in the ass at times”.
He’s asked in the film where he get’s his inspiration from and replies that it is such a redundant question as there is so much going on and to react to – “life’s inspiring, you’ve got this chance to do stuff, to be creative, and experiment”.
It’s a delightful film, hope you enjoy it.