The Bigger Picture was born from Freddy Paske and Dave Mackay, two ex-military individuals, exploring how they could combine their military skills with their new creative professions. Having both experienced conflicts around the world they understand how important a strong support network is when working in hostile environments. With the fantastic addition award winning film maker Dieter Deswarte and following the success of various military charities, they want to help the lesser known world of anti-poaching and offer similar levels of support to the men and women facing an increasing danger.
Freddy Paske is a professional artist specialising in watercolour, oils and charcoal. Freddy left the British Army in Jan 2016 after serving on operations in Afghanistan and Bosnia.
Dave Mackay is a professional photographer who served a full career in the British Army. Having gained considerable experience on operations he is now keen to observe and document, telling an individual’s story through photography.
Dieter Deswarte is an awarded documentary filmmaker based in London. He is a self-shooter with a distinct personal aesthetic. His intimate approach leads to a gentle kind of film making that quietly captures the beauty of ordinary life. His personal work has gained him awards and screenings at several Festivals. His most recent film “St Helena, an end to isolation” was broadcast on the BBC News Channel. In more recent years he has also been working as a lecturer in documentary film at the University College of London.