I have a passionate interest in documentary portraits and photo-journalism: particularly ‘communities and people in context’.
In summer 2019 I shall giving a talk about my documentary photographs to the Global Symposium on Soil Erosion at United Nations FAO Headquarters in Rome. Accompanied by an exhibition of my photos taken in Tanzania high-lighting on soil erosion in the Rift Valley.
In Spring 2019, in a commission from University of Plymouth my task was to photograph the water catchment narrative from Palacios Glacier, the highest point in the Andes Mountains – all the way down to Rapel Hydroelectric Dam in the lowland areas of Central Chile.
Throughout 2019, I’m photographing for the NERC Soil Security Programme. I shall document 16 scientists from every area of the UK. Following a five-year study highlighting how soils respond, recover and adapt to land-use and climate change.
Will be exhibited at The Royal Society for ‘World Soils Day’ in December.
In May 2018 I was sent by the UK Space Agency on assignment to Karamoja, northern Uganda: an area which has experienced extreme civil unrest up until recently. My assignment was to photograph the farmers, pastoralists and the landscape. Not easy – as in much of photographs in Africa are often forbidden without permission – I was very fortunate to be assigned a driver, a native-speaking Karamojan.
Over three separate assignments to the Maasai heartlands in Tanzania as part a interdisciplinary research project from Plymouth University studying the effects of soil erosion both on the landscape and cultural impact on the communities there. This project is on-going.
In June 2018 I worked within the mountains and lakes of Kyrgyzstan. This is a part of our EU-funded global health research programme, conducting a study of implementing pulmonary rehabilitation for those patients suffering form COPD.