The Man Who Designed South Africa’s Iconic Flag

To mark 20 years of democracy in South Africa I travelled to Pretoria to interview Fred Brownell, the man who designed the country’s iconic flag. He got the original idea for the design from the chasubles worn by Anglican and Catholic priests, but it nearly ended up looking like the nuclear peace symbol. Two decades […]

What’s Behind the Rise of Islamic Extremism in Kenya

What's Behind the Rise of Islamic Extremism in Kenya

Mombasa’s main beach, hardly a tourist in sight during what should be a busy period. Local traders say the recent riots in Kenya’s coastal city, following the killing of a Muslim cleric, has scared away many foreign visitors. It’s feared there could be more unrest, as support for Islamic extremism grows.

Kenya’s Tana Delta Massacre

Kenya's Tana Delta Massacre

Kilelengwani village in Kenya’s Tana Delta, the site of a massacre on the 10th of Sept 2012, which left 38 people dead. The village was completely destroyed. Only the mosque was left standing.

Using Multimedia to Reflect All Aspects of a Story

Using Multimedia to Reflect All Aspects of a Story

One of the things I like about working for the BBC is that you get to produce news material for television, radio and online. Although each medium requires a different set of skills, it allows you to cover all aspects of a story. The material from my recent trip to Sierra Leone with the BBC’s […]

The Story Behind Benghazi’s Brightest Graffiti Artist

I’m now in Holland working on my next assignment after spending the last few weeks in Libya and Egypt. I’ll always remember my time in Libya with great fondness. The place is alive with energy and optimism following Gaddafi’s removal from power. The country has a lot of potential and a bright future ahead, if […]

The Road to Freedom

This is my latest multimedia project that I made for a charity in South Africa. The country has one of the highest levels of domestic violence in the world, despite introducing legislation in 1998 to try combat the problem. Sadly, there is often little empathy or comprehension of the consequences for the victims of domestic […]

The human impact of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill

The 20th of April 2011 marks the first anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Over the course of the year, the damage done to the environment and the impact this disaster has had on the livelihood of thousands of people, has been very well documented. One piece of journalism […]

Cross Bones: A Very Unusual Graveyard

My first photofilm has been published on the BBC’s website. Its about Cross Bones, a long-forgotten graveyard in London, with an very unusual history. I first discovered it earlier this year, while walking around the London Bridge area with a friend of mine. We came to Redcross Way and she said, “I want to show […]

Learning Photofilms from Duckrabbit

Sometimes we find the answers to what we are looking for in the most unlikely places. For me the answer came from a duckrabbit in Birmingham. I’ve been searching for a way to merge my journalistic experience with my photography skills and I think I found it with photofilms. These films combine photography, audio and […]

My New Website

My New Website

Welcome to my new website. Please have a look around. I have set up a new home to showcase my travel and landscape photography as well as develop my interest in humanitarian photography. I also wanted a place where I could bring together my journalism and photography and explore new avenues such as video and […]