Bristol, City of Bristol, UK
I am a photographer, film-maker, writer, and lecturer with award-winning expertise in the production of world-class projects from the far East to the far West. My career includes over 20 years' producing and directing TV for the BBC Natural History Unit and BBC Science, writing and photographing for Random House Books, and lecturing at the Royal Geographical Society.
Recent TV work:
Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands (3x60 BBC2, Tx ‘15). Producer & Director Ep1 ‘Honshu’. This mini-landmark series explores the natural history, landscapes, and people of Japan.
Hidden Kingdoms (3x60 BBC1 Tx ‘14). Producer & Director ‘Urban Jungles’. Filming wildlife on the streets of Rio and Tokyo, this ground breaking drama/natural history series was billed as ‘Pixar meets Life’.
Secrets of Our Living Planet (4x60 BBC2 Tx ‘12) Producer & Director ‘Waterworlds’ and ‘The Magical Forest’. In this award winning series Chris Packham reveals the extraordinary wildlife connections that enable ecosystems to flourish. The series includes sync and nat hist filming in Bangladesh, Brazil, and the Maldives.
Richard Hammond’s Invisible Worlds (3x60 BBC1 Tx ‘10) Producer & Director Ep1 ‘Speed Limits’. Using state of the art ultra high speed cameras to reveal the extraordinary phenomena that we miss in the blink of an eye. Featuring sprite lightning formations up in the mesosphere, and the speediest spores on the planet, this programme achieved the highest audience timeslot share for the night.
Wild China (6x60 BBC2 Tx ‘08) Producer & Director ‘Tibet’ and ‘Land of the Panda’. This triple Emmy award-winning series about wildlife, people, and landscape achieved the channel’s highest ‘audience appreciation’ score of 91%. Highlights included the first ever filming of wild panda courtship and mating, and the Saga Dawa festival at Mount Kailash in remote Western Tibet.
2008 - Wild China
- Still life
Glastonbury High Street
King Arthur, Merlin, Avalon, and the Holy Grail: all have been linked to a small town in the South West of England…Glastonbury. This was one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of the Middle Ages. Centuries later, the legends of Glastonbury continue to attract pilgrims and seekers. Glastonbury town has become an oasis for alternative lifestyles, and its unique atmosphere creates a striking sense of community, identity, and tolerance. A photo from this series has been selected for the BJP 'Portrait of Britain' exhibition.
The global production of plastic in 2015 will be approximately 300 million metric tons. Plastic doesn't biodegrade - over time it gradually breaks down into tiny toxic pieces. While organic life reaches the end of its natural cycle, plastic progressively infiltrates the environment, creating abominable new forms that will exist for eternity. My intention in this series is to create the impression of a dystopian landscape, devoid of people, where the laws of nature are being steadily re-written by the plastic that contaminates it.