My comprehensive skill set is the result of working as a television news cameraman for various national and international broadcasters, and as a photographer with some of the world's more respected publications and picture agencies.
My formative years within the industry saw me wandering the all too murky corridors of Westminster, reporting on one political scandal after another.
From there, I temporarily joined the ‘The Cook Report’ team at Central TV where we exposed the socially corrupt. A while later, Sky News took me on, sending me on multiple trips to Bosnia and 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 I developed an itch, eager to return to the shop floor. I shed the suit and kipper tie as APTN transferred me to Paris where I was to cover French and 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 most significant events I have ever witnessed unfolded: the death of Princess Diana. Setting out on my own, I became a regular 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 many hundreds of news and feature packages, adding multiple credits when 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 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 finding their way onto social media platforms. The requirement for marketing assets, branded imagery, and promotional content 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 help shape your digital future.
- Social media, web content and marketing support material -