African Storybook Media
Cape Town, South Africa
BIOGRAPHY: With an activist granny who apparently would regularly set off the fire alarm as a prank, and a mother driven by a strong sense of injustice – to human or animal - Angus’ interests and passions career were seemingly set out for him. Starting with Visnews (now Reuters TV) in the townships of pre-democracy South Africa, he was on national current affairs drive-time radio and started up a pan-African TV channel for SABC, before nine years as a producer/director for Carte Blanche. Throughout this period of two and a bit decades, Angus was always writing and photographing on travel, current affairs and conservation, for among others Conde Nast Traveller, CNN Traveller, the UK’s Weekend Telegraph, the Sunday Times, Saturday Star and a range of local titles.
His own operation, African Storybook (www.africanstorybook.com), has two arms;
1. Producing Current Affairs and Nature Documentaries, Articles and Photo-Essays
2. Specialist / Private Guiding, Itinerary Design and Location spotting.
Angus has won a CNN TV award, received a commendation for his photojournalism, has been twice nominated for radio documentaries (Somalia 92 and South Africa’s democratic elections 94). He was the only writer from Africa to be nominated for the International Travel writer of the year award 2015. He maintains the experience gained in the relevant stories is and always will be more important than the recognition. He spent nine years producing / directing investigative and feature inserts for Carte Blanche, Africa's 'Panorama' or '60 Minutes' (same quality). Currently PhotoJournalist and freelance doccie-producer for eNCA's Checkpoint.
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Lioness bugged by flies
Lions being pestered by flies as she wakes from her afternoon sleep and gets ready for the hunt. Phinda Game Reserve, Zululand, South Africa.