To get the ball rolling: I like nothing more than watching clients achieve their campaign goals on time and on budget.
My creative and technical skill-set is a result of a substantial and varied background working with a selection of national and international broadcasters as a television news cameraman , and as a photographer with some of the more respected publications and picture agencies.
- Social media, web content and marketing support material -
My early years as a television news cameraman saw me wandering the often murky corridors of Westminster. From there, I sidestepped into exposing the socially corrupt when I joined the ‘The Cook Report’ team at film Central TV. Following that, Sky News snapped me up and sent me on multiple trips to Bosnia and then to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's historic election victory. On returning to the UK, I joined the management team at Associated Press Television News (APTN) where I trained novice operators in the art of shooting and editing news footage.
18 months later, eager to return to the shop floor, I shed the suit and kipper tie just in time for APTN to transfer me to Paris to cover European headline news. This next chapter was to last for the best part of two decades, though barely 5 months after I arrived, one of the biggest events I have ever witnessed unfolded: the death of Princess Diana. Within the year I'd jumped ship, becoming a freelancer with CNN and the BBC. The Americans whisked me off to Kosovo and the BBC sent me out into the choppy Atlantic to look for Ellen MacArthur. During my time in France, I made hundreds of news and feature packages and added multiple credits filming for BBC flagship programmes Newsnight, Panorama, and Hardtalk, along with football for ITV Sport and cultural pieces for Sky Arts.
I pivoted into corporate television where my transferable skills helped to forge long-lasting relationships with clients such as Airbus, Publicis Groupe, The Paris International Airshow, Hélicoptère et Jet, The International Boat Show, and The International Chamber of Commerce.
At this point, I added to my creative arsenal by branching into stills photography, joining World Picture News in New York, NTI in the UK, Paris-based agency Le Desk and the global library, Getty Images. The internet was fast becoming the more attractive stakeholder, with headline news and editorial features giving way to social media platforms and promotional content. The requirement for marketing assets and branded imagery was definitely on the up.
In case you haven't guessed, I love working with images and possess a solid understanding of where, and how best, to deploy them. Online's insatiable appetite requires a constant demand for high-quality imagery, and I would be delighted to join your journey and help shape your digital future.