I'm in #London for some training and some down time. Lovely to see blue skies instead of the usual grey. Let's hope it lasts for the remainder of my stay. #Blog
I'm in #Prague for a weekend of r&r. Unfortunately it is very cold and rainy, which is not great weather for exploring this lovely city. This shot was taken in the main square which is surrounded with buildings like these.
This is the sight that greeted us when we finally got to Mopti, the Venice of Africa, on the banks of the Niger River in Northern Mali. It was such a relief to arrive here. In fact it felt a bit like we had arrived in paradise.
This is James Ole Lesaloi, the man behind an ambitious project in Kenya to help the local Maasai community finally begin to benefit from the many tourists that come to Africa’s most famous safari destination, the Maasai Mara game reserve.
I spent a few days this week living with the Maasai near the Mara, through a community run project called Semadepcamp that aims to help the local community benefit from the many tourists who flock to this part of Kenya. The two guys in this photo, Denis and Tubula, looked after us during our stay. [...]
This photo was taken in Pemba, one of the islands that make up the Zanzibar Archipelago. Usually people come here to relax and scuba dive. But I’m here with the UNHCR to cover a bizarre story about a group of refugees who fled 11 years ago, what many people perceive as paradise only to end [...]
This picture sums of my experience of Sierra Leone. It has made substantial progress from the days when it was seen as one of the most dangerous places on earth and the future is at last looking more optimistic for the next generation. I traveled there with my colleague Mark Doyle to cover the reaction [...]
Recently I traveled to Switzerland to shoot some news features with the BBC’s local correspondent, Imogen Foulkes. This is one of the reports we did, which looks at how tourism is ruining the Swiss Alps. We filmed around the resort of Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn. A 100 years ago Zermatt was a sleepy village, now [...]
I’ve been in Equatorial Guinea, covering the first leg of the African Cup on Nations football tournament. We divided our time between Bata, the second largest city, where the opening match was played, and Malabo, the country’s capital on Bioko island. The trip has illustrated the importance sport can play in unifying a nation and [...]
You get some beautiful sunsets in Tripoli. This is the view of the sun dipping below the horizon from our hotel along on the Corniche. The city seems to go on for miles but much of it appears run down. It does not strike you as the capital of a country that is rich in [...]
I came across this building around the corner from my hotel in Athens. It reminds me of the image that would appear on television when I was growing up in South Africa in the early days of the country’s tv broadcasts. It usually signaled a problem with the broadcast before normal programming resumed. In Greece, [...]
Bangkok could not be more different than Luang Prabang. It’s big, busy and noisy. The streets are packed, even at 5am in the morning, and it has a lot of traffic. But the city has an energy which really draws you in. My visit has coincided with the Chinese New Year, a celebration as importance [...]
My trip to South East Asia is nearly over and soon I will be back in London. Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, has definitely been the highlight. I’m very sad to say goodbye to this beautiful place, but I’m definitely planning to come back and see more of Laos.
My trip to Laos has been very enjoyable but also incredibly frustrating. I’ve had to learn some very hard lessons. The toughest of these was from a 19 year old monk. Laung Prabang is well known for the daily morning ritual of the tak bat, when hundreds of monks walk in single-file, silently through the [...]
I flew into Luang Prabang today on a twin engine plane from Chiang Mai. I don’t think I have been on one of those for over 20 years. The city is located in the northern part of Laos. It has a small airport but there was none of the abrasive and unfriendly attitude you would [...]
I’m in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s unofficial “capital of the north”. It’s a fitting place to start my first visit to South East Asia. The city has a very laid-back and friendly feel to it and is very easy to get around, despite having the second largest population in Thailand. It also has an interesting mix [...]
We are coming up to the half way mark of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Its great to see so many amazing images coming out of the country. It makes me proud to be South African. In the run up to the event, South Africa got some bad press. The media focused on [...]
Here are some more photos I took at the V&A, including some I shot in the museum’s new Medieval & Renaissance galleries which have been given a complete make over and now have lots of wonderful, natural, soft light. The galleries are home to one of the world’s most remarkable collections of treasures from this [...]
I ventured off to the V&A Museum in London recently to check out their new galleries. Its a great place to go and have fun with your camera as its one of the few galleries that don’t mind you taking photos of their treasures. Here’s a few images I took around the museum and in [...]
Here are a few photos I took in South Africa’s Kruger Park. The best time to see animals in the wild is in the early morning or evening, when the cooler temperatures encourage them to come out of hiding. I made it through the main gate into the park just after it opened and was [...]
I’ve started to go through my travel photos from last year and came across these images I took in Bo-Kaap. Its an area of Cape Town, known for its brightly painted buildings. I spent an afternoon wondering around its cobbled streets and took these shots of the area’s contrasting colours and details. [...]
It was lovely to finally see central London all decked out in white today. Although the UK has had some heavy snow in recent weeks, the heart of the capital has only got a light dusting until today. Here are a few shots I took while walking back through Hyde Park near sunset. They were [...]