Everything I learned I learned from the movies. Audrey Hepburn
I always loved movies. They have this amazing ability to let you travel, learn new things and for just a few moments, forget about your troubles. All without moving a single muscle. So back in 2015, when I was at a cross roads in my career, choosing a day job or starting something of my own; I decided to choose the latter.
I knew I wanted to do something with a focus on Movies and TV shows. I figured if I had to do something, I might as well enjoy it. So I decided to start Popate in the summer of 2015, a website which would focus on content decoding cinema and televison shows, discuss their screenplay, cinematography or some of the most iconic scenes, reviews and such. Of course that was easier said than done and by fall of 2015, I realized that running a site like this would require a sizeable amount of resources. Sometime in early 2016, I stumbled on Movieflyer on Instagram. It was a meet cute, I was awed and inspired by the amazing posters being posted daily. I decided to make some of my own.
On March 1, 2016, I posted my first Alternative Movie Poster on Popate’s Instagram account and ever since then I have been posting one poster every day. Some were good, some not so much. But I kept making them. I was enjoying myself thoroughly. Eventually, people started sending messages, asking for prints. I knew that THIS is what I wanted to do for the rest of my days.
Now, one year since that first poster, Popate keeps the Alternative Poster Art flame burning everyday, has collaborated with amazing people, surprised some fantastic people on their birthdays, been featured on Movie flyer, and regularly works on art commission with great organisations.