Monday, 18 March 2013

Iraq 10 Years On


14 March 2013 , Falkland Islands


Before the dust had even begun to settle after the events of 9/11 and the 2001 conflict in Afghanistan, I was despatched to Iraq by the Daily Telegraph to cover the final months of Saddam Hussein’s brutal Baathist regime.


 Saddam announced an amnesty releasing thousands of prisoners from the notorious Abu Ghraib prison after "winning" a 100% Yes vote in a referendum, hundreds, possibly thousands of Iraq's turned up at the gates of the prison and ultimately forced their way inside the outer perimeter of the jail hoping to find their loved ones being released,  it was the first sign that the regime's days were numbered .

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Five Days in Rangoon

23 January 2013


After many years as a pariah state under the rule of a military dictatorship, Myanmar has recently reopened it's arms to the world and I've just had the good fortune to explore one tiny fraction of  the country, it's capital city Yangon .

Sule Paya Road, Yangon

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

My 2012 IN PICTURES

2012 was a busy year what with the Diamond Jubilee, Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympics within such a short space of time. It was also a year where I travelled to Africa more than ever before, and it was a real privilege to explore more of such a beautiful continent although sometimes for tragic events. Let's hope that 2013 is even better !

Occupy protestors at St Pauls, Jan 2012

Scenes in the village of Manyoro, in the Bolgatanga municipality of North Eastern Ghana, Jan 2012

Syncro team training for the Olympics in Aldershot, Feb 2012

Thursday, 29 November 2012

 Trouble in Goma                                                                         29 November 2012                                                                                              



I've just come back from assignment in Goma, the capital of the mineral rich region of north Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo where rebel M23 fighters recently took control with what appears to be the aid of a neighbouring state.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The 2012 Olympics, some thoughts


Now sitting down in the Devon countryside I can finally reflect on the previous two action packed weeks that were the 2012 London Olympic Games, and what a fortnight they were !
Although I've dabbled in "Sports Photography" in the past, merely brushing the surface covering the Ryder Cup and Wimbledon I really hadn't a clue how I would fare being thrown into a world which was completely alien to me . I looked up sports photographers blogs, checked out agent galleries of previous games and quizzed the very few sports photographers I know about what to expect, but there was really no way to prepare for what I was about to be confronted with .

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Ghana


I've just had the unique opportunity to spend a short time staying with a family in a rural village in upper eastern Ghana for a story reporting on the work of Anglo/Ghanaian charity Afrikids . Myself and feature writer Bryony Gordon spent two days and nights with Alfred Yoroyire and his extended family in the village of Manyoro, 5 kms from the border with Burkina Faso .

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Remembering 911


  Tripoli 10 September 2011


The burning twin towers are an image that has been indelibly etched on to my memory for life. I was in New York that fateful September on assignment covering New York Fashion Week and on the evening of the 10th I could never have imagined in my wildest dreams how the lives of so many would be irreparably changed for life.