I have always been fascinated by wildlife. A nature nerd as a kid, I was always outside digging up earthworms, collecting insects or spending hours in my very makeshift hide obsessively trying to photograph a bird in flight. My enthusiasm for the natural world and photography led me to study zoology and and then a masters in animal behaviour. I studied frogs in Sulawesi and then worked as a field biologist researching meerkats in the Kalahari, maybe spending a bit too much time photographing the animals rather than researching. Whilst there, I was fortunate to meet a film crew and assisted natural history cameraman, Robin Cox and carried on working him on several shoots. Many years on and I have gained a wealth of experience in filming award winning natural history and environmental documentaries. I have had the opportunity to work with some incredible people and amazing wildlife around the world.
Nature faces many threats but thankfully there are scientists, conservationists and indigenous people who work relentlessly to protect the environment and the wildlife. It is these stories that I am most committed to filming. I have filmed the work of inspirational scientists such as Julian Fennessy from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, in BBC "Africa's Gentle Giants" and with Rodrigo Medellin in BBC "The Bat man of Mexico" following his mission to recover the population of lesser long nosed "tequila" bats. I was director of photography for the PBS series, The Age of Nature, which follows scientists as they examine closely our relationship with Nature, and its remarkable resilience and ability to bounce back from even from the most dire of states. I helped develop and shot environmental films such as the documentary, Channel 4's, "Saving Planet Earth : Fixing a Hole", which tells the story of the Montreal Protocol and our remarkable recovery from the threat of Ozone depletion. As well as filming for the PBS series, "H2O : The molecule that made us".
I also have lots of experience in filming pure Natural History sequences, whether long lens or gimbal work. Examples of my long lens work can be seen in the BBC Natural world, H is for Hawk, and Channel 5, Secret life of Owls and the Swallow-Tailed Kite hunting sequence in the BBC Natural world, Florida; Americas Animal Paradise.
I also have a great passion for macro filming and enjoy set building, lighting and studio setups, as well as filming macro in the field. I have always been fascinated by insects and exploring their behaviour whilst pushing to film with unique angles and moves. Examples of my macro work can be seen in the Apple series "Tiny Worlds", the Masonry Bee sequence, building a tepee structure out of sticks to protect their eggs and ITV's Secret Life in the House, and BBC 4, Spider House.
I have also filmed many people based documentaries such as BBC Horizon's, Alistair Campbell; Depression and Me, and Body Clock; what makes us tick.
I am very experienced with gimbal work and I am qualified drone operator.
Jackson Hole 2020 - H20 : The molecule that made us - Best Limited Series
Wildscreen 2020 - H20 : The molecule that made us - Best Series
Grierson Awards 2019 - Alistair Campbell Depression and Me - Nominated Best Science Documentary
Green Screen 2019 - Saving Planet Earth, Fixing a Hole - Best Science Film
New York Festival Television & Film Awards 2019 - Saving Planet Earth, Fixing a Hole- Gold World Medal
Grierson Awards 2018 - H is for Hawk - Best Natural History Documentary
AFO Science Film Festival 2018 - Saving Planet Earth, Fixing a Hole - Best International Documentary
Jackson Hole 2015 - The Bat Man of Mexico - Winner of People and Nature
Jackson Hole 2015 - The Secret Life in you Home - Winner of Special Jury award.
Wildscreen 2014 - The Bat Man of Mexico - Winner of People and Nature
Wildscreen 2014 - Your Inner Fish - Winner of Best Science series and Special Jury Award
Rotterdam Wildlife Film Festival 2015 - The Bat Man of Mexico - Best Film
Gran Paradiso Film Festival 2015- The Bat Man of Mexico - Stambecco d’Oro Trophy