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...
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...]
Dateline Dubai, What's New In Dubai on Monday construction began on The Tower, the world's tallest building. It will be higher than the Burj Khalifa which stretches half a mile into the sky. Completion is scheduled for Dubai Expo 2020. The exact height is yet to be revealed, but the design by Santiago Calatrava is a slender tower "evoking the image … [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...]
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...]
Breakfast at the Metropole Hotel, Hanoi is quintessential time warp. Baskets of perfect freshly-baked buttery Croissants and Pain-au-Chocolates bookend one end of the buffet. Decor is French colonial Art Nouveau. There is music, of course. It is subtle, of course. It switches to the soundtrack from A Man and a Woman, that most romantic of all 60's … [Read More...]
The first time I left Laos I took a sampan across the Mekong river. It was early morning. Air and water were still. I cradled a tiny silver ring in my hand, given to me by an old Meo woman. I knew I would return. This January, after my second visit, I left by air. As the prop plane became airborne and banked, I could see the roofs of wats … [Read More...]