Photography

Forget Your Past

Forget Your Past

High in the mountains of Bulgaria we discovered an abandoned flying saucer in the snow…


Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Berlin, Germany … It’s been an incredibly long time since I posted anything on this blog… almost a month to the day in fact.  I won’t bore you with excuses. Needless to say, as those of you who blog will know only too well, sometimes you just keep putting it off and off, and then […]


Boys to Men

Boys to Men

The story of two young men from opposite sides of the world who both appeared in the BBC’s Human Planet


2010 My Year in Pictures

2010 My Year in Pictures

… Well, it’s that time of the year again.  The time when photographer’s throughout the world root through dusty hard drives and put together a synopsis of their year in images.  Of course, for the second year running, my year has been dominated by Human Planet, many images of which you may well have already […]


World Taxidermy Championships

World Taxidermy Championships

‘Best in show’ for dead animals. Welcome to the fascinating world of competitive taxidermy.


Amputees

Amputees

The story behind the image …Having spent the last few days here in Jakarta, I have been thinking a lot about my various trips to Indonesia over the years. I first came here backpacking with friends in my early twenties and I can say quite categorically that the experiences I had here changed the path […]


Mining the Inferno

Indonesia …Residents of Java are well accustomed to the presence of volcanoes in their lives.  Take a dawn climb to any one of the island’s 40 or so peaks, and a glance to either the east or the west of you will normally reveal a scene worthy of the set of Jurassic Park as you […]


A Year on the Road

A Year on the Road

Singapore …Two weeks into 2010 and I am back from my one month break over the holiday season.  As is the tradition for photographers around this time of year, I have put together a small portfolio of previously unseen pictures from 2009… one from each Human Planet shoot last year. Yesterday I left my home […]


Nine Eleven

The story behind the image …”Everyone remembers what they were doing the moment they heard John F Kennedy had been assassinated” This is something I remember my mum mentioning on a number of occasions when I was a child.  In my lifetime I think I can recall only a couple of events that have influenced […]


Taxidermy

The story behind the image …In terms of my photography, the most common question I am asked is “What is your favourite picture that you’ve taken”.   It’s a very easy question to ask, but as those of you who shoot pictures regularly will no doubt understand, it’s an incredibly difficult one to answer. In order […]


Sisters’ Meal Festival

The story behind the image …A lot of people have been asking me about this image, a cropped version of which appears on the masthead of this blog, so here’s the story of how it came about.   I shot this photograph in 2007 whilst on a 2 month tour of south west China.  It was […]


Meditation

The story behind the image …I shot this picture a couple of years ago whilst on a 4 week trip through the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.  Bhutan can be a complicated country in which to travel since, as a visitor you are required to take a guided tour as your means of travel through the […]


Human Planet, Planeta Humano

The Journey Begins …Welcome to the beginning of a rather extraordinary journey.  Over the next 20 months I will be accompanying BBC film crews on a groundbreaking voyage around Planet Earth to document the remarkable ways in which the human species has adapted to living within our world’s natural environments.  During this time, we will […]