Chester, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, UK
Born in the UK and now splitting my time between there and Darwin, northern Australia.
I have worked in 50 countries throughout Europe, Africa and Asia including living in Vietnam, Laos and Japan for over 30 years. I am aware of local conditions and immediately adaptable to requirements and working conditions with a working knowledge of some Asian languages.
I specialise in documenting social and economic development issues including current and emerging topics affecting communities and economies. My work on global health alerts, water and sanitation (WASH) needs and solutions along with developing world education, carbon zero power generation projects, food security and non-conflict emergencies has given me a deep knowledge of issues and solutions.
Assignments have been for United Nations agencies such as UNICEF, WHO, WFP, UNCDF and international Non-Government Organisations such as Oxfam, Save the Children, Plan International, and many others. I work well informed and able to create a narrative built upon dynamic, insightful images.
Commercial assignments revolve the documentation of construction of large hydropower projects and the gold mining industry. I spent 6 years working on a visual survey of a dam construction in Laos following the process for builders and local communities from turf cutting to power generation.
I mentors groups and individuals in the skills, sensitivities, and processes of documentary photography specifically within a developing world context, including sessions on digital demystification, visual literacy, image ethics and identity protection.
Image Resource Management
This service offers advice, training and practical solutions to collate, edit, catalogue and resource an organisation’s image collection. Drafting organisational photographic policy can also be completed.
- RISC training