Arriving in Calais
I found myself travelling across the English channel by ferry for the second time this year.
Greeted by a tremendous pier, with lighthouse, the city of Calais is view and the vast coast of France disappearing off into the distance.
As we were approaching Calais to dock, it dawned on me how beautifully epic the scene was. The scale of the structure of the port is quite incredible. So I pointed my camera at it and hit record.
The port is quite enormous. A seemingly infinite number of docks. A huge traffic complex for checking in and organising all types of vehicle. From pedestrian to lorries, you are able to book your slot and board.
Finally, departing the ferry in our hire van. We completed the remainder of our journey on four slow wheels.
When I saw the seemingly military-grade fences barricading either side of the road, I couldn't help but recall the recent issue of thousands of homeless men, women and children, bombed out of their homes seeking asylum. I can barely imagine how frightened and uncertain they were about their future.
So I stitched all the footage together into this video. I found it quite interesting and I believe the scale of this structure and the thousands of ports around the world is a testament to the ingenuity of man.
Jack Elliott Hobbs is a lighting, camera and sound specialist, hailing from a large family of film-makers, artists and musicians. His passion is in telling the stories about creative people, portrayed in bespoke style, clarity and vision.