Pierre F. Lombard
I’ve sown many seeds over the past fifteen years
I graduated as an engineer, then studied film-making, and then studied entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. In 2009 I found the independent cinema, Cinemuse and the past five years I've taught and trained an inspired team of Achievers to be social entrepreneurs and help fight malnutrition. Alongside this I'm now laying the foundation for a technology startup.
I am not a self-made man. I am lucky to have a supportive family, remarkable friends and successful mentors who cheered me along my journey.
I am a ferocious reader. My most recent inspirational books include: “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Psychologist Daniel Kahneman, “Homo Deus” by historian Yuval Noah Harari and “Surely, you must be joking, Mr. Feynman.” by Physicist and cultural icon, Richard P. Feynman.
If you explore just one thing on on my site, I hope you discover my blog post, “To Love.” It might be a challenging read for some, but I'm sure it will help you ask some important questions about your world views.
And finally, two quotes that I am currently digesting and assimilating into my life:
“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”
What does 'Vasgevang' mean? It is Afrikaans, my native language, for 'to capture' or to be 'trapped.'
MY WORK IN THE MEDIA
Photography featured on the cover of "A Century of Symphony" for the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Available in all major bookstores.
Interview for Cinemuse on Dagbreek (KykNet, DSTV) March 2014 >> watch
Photography featured in Wine Spectator California July 2013
Photography featured in Marie Claire South Africa 2013
Interview for Cinemuse on De Kat TV (KykNet, DSTV) November 2013 >> watch
Featured on Pasella (KykNet, DSTV) 2012
Interview for Cinemuse in Elle Magazine 2011
Interview for Cinemuse in Rapport, South African Nationwide Newspaper 2011