We decided to call our portrait series "Spotlight", rather than "Humans of VIVA". We didn't want to be another among the hundreds of other "humans of" series. We wanted to be different. We wanted to be special. Hell, the whole premise behind VIVA is that we are all special. There is not just one generic group of things that everyone finds fun. What is fun depends on who we are and what we like, so we built an app that matched people to things that suited them. And so, we couldn't let ourselves name a photo series that copied someone else.
"Long day, mate?" Gareth asked on his way out of the office.
"Always," but a little more today because I am hungover.
"I hope it is a labour of love."
"Yep! I don't do anything but."
I hope the team feels the same way about it. I wish I could ask them outright - do you love working on VIVA? I imagine those would be pretty weird conversations.
Lurnea came into the office this afternoon to give us her findings so far. We have a lot to do in our Pareto months... I should tell Syed that he will be busy in the coming months.