Born and educated in the UK, I am a photojournalist, speaker and world traveler keeping a finger on the pulse.
A passion for overland journeys has taken me from London to Katmandu by bus and across the Stans by train. Most memorable recent journey was by boat in Borneo to find endangered orangutans. Most thought provoking, the Golden Triangle where Myanmar, Thailand and Laos merge on the Mekong. Most erie, Korea's DMZ and most photogenic, Bali’s rice terraces. Most awesome, the Iguazu Falls and sunrise in Patagonia, Chile. Learn more...
Sri Lanka: Paradise Discovered Sri Lanka has it all, from tropical palm-fringed shores to an awe-inspiring panoply of ancient sites and civilizations. Add to that the scenic rolling tea country, the 8th natural wonder of the world and incredibly welcoming friendly people and you have, Sri Lanka: Paradise Discovered. Destination for Ancient … [Read More...]
Planet in Peril: Climate Change The NASA numbers are in for Climate Change, 2016 was the hottest year ever. On Friday it tops the agenda at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. But what does climate change look like? Traveling three continents in 2016 I photographed disturbing scars on some of the planets most beautiful sights. From the Alps, to … [Read More...]
Run don't walk to the Eagle Huntress. This documentary has it all, storyline, cinematography and exotic location. Best of all it is a heartwarming story about a 13-year-old girl who defies centuries-old male traditions. Meet Aisholpan Nurgaiv who lives on the vast Khazkh Steppe with her nomadic family. Here men ride with their trained golden eagles into … [Read More...]
"I want to be a doctor, I want to be a nurse, I want to be an airline pilot." I am in a classroom at Kilimani in Northern Kenya. The rows of wooden desks are orderly and the children neatly dressed in red and blue uniforms. They have just finished singing a song to welcome me. They are happy, smiling. When I ask them what they want to be when they grow up … [Read More...]
Once Upon a Time... ...there was a vast lake called the Aral Sea. A Central Asian oasis for centuries, it was the size of Ireland. Fertile farmlands fringed the shores with vineyards and orchards of apricots and pomegranates. Fishing was a prosperous industry and the catch, which included caviar sturgeon, was so plentiful it provided Russia with much of … [Read More...]
Last Spring I traveled the Ancient Silk Road. It was a long time ambition. I did not know it would change my life. Epiphany Moment The idea of the Silk Road had shimmered on the periphery of my imagination for decades. In Herat, Afghanistan, there is a mausoleum with a unique ribbed dome. Years ago, when Afghanistan was peaceful, I sat eating a … [Read More...]
We lifted off the ground imperceptibly, quietly. The only sound was the huff and puff of the jet filling the balloon with hot air. The cluster of nationalities in the basket was silent, gazing at the scene below, mesmerized. A few minutes before we had been standing in the grey pre-dawn light clutching warm cups of tea, a nod to the heritage of … [Read More...]