MY EXPERIENCE

I am an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and drone pilot, with nearly 15 years’ experience shooting in over 40 countries around the world. Over that time I have worked with multiple UN agencies, governments, and dozens of NGOs and charities, creating a body of work that runs into tens of thousands of photos and over 50 films.

I often have to cover stories in remote and sometimes volatile situations and I have developed methods of working to reduce the risks to myself, my crew and your project, as sometimes you only get one opportunity.

During my career, I have covered stories including but not limited to:

  • Refugee crises
  • Indigenous communities and their role in protecting the environment
  • Child sexual abuse
  • HIV and AIDS and the humanitarian response to it
  • Global Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Poverty reduction
  • Food security
  • Livelihoods including microfinance and loans groups
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Climate change & Sustainable energy

My early work was in the commercial world including directing adverts for major brands such as Commerzbank. When I was asked to shoot a project in the Brazilian part of the Amazon in 2004, I started researching how people were shooting humanitarian projects and was surprised at the how poorly so many were produced.

Since that first film, I have always tried to bring some of the production values more normally associated with commercial photography and filmmaking into every film and photography commission I have had.

Over the last decade I have developed many novel approaches to getting the best material in short periods of time, and often under extremely difficult conditions, allowing me to work as a single-man crew, often only with a translator.

Some of this knowledge went into the section of a book I wrote for publisher’s Dorling Kindersley, called Digital Photography Step by Step, and some is going into my own guide to shooting in the field that I will be releasing at the end of this year.

In 2014 I was presented with the Marco Longari award for Changing Lives by Samantha Cameron (wife of then UK’s Prime Minister) for ten years of film and photography work across Africa for the One Foundation.

I am passionate and dedicated to my job and feel extremely lucky to work in a profession that allows me to help tell stories of people who often don’t have a voice and am always interested in any new opportunities that may come along.

If you would like to get in touch, please drop me a line.