Freelance journalist and photojournalist since 1990. I've written for many international and national newspapers like The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, The Guardian, The Scotsman, The Sunday Herald and The Daily Record, The Globe and Mail, The Miami Herald to mention a few - as a foreign and domestic freelance correspondent in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. I have also authored a few Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reports. Experienced photojournalist for international agencies like Reuters, AP, SIPA Press, Gamma-Liaison, Hollandse Hoogte and AFP and published in many UK, US, Canadian and European newspapers and magazines. I have been filming HD stock footage of documentary subjects since 2009 and recently since early 2018, in 4K UHD. I use a Wi-Fi capable Panasonic Lumix G7 camera, which provides 100Mbps 4K footage. I now have quite a lot of experience of filming documentary subject matter and compiling short news reports. I almost invariably film with a Manfrotto tripod with a proper video fluid head. For the past couple of years I have been supplying stories to Newsflare (mostly as edited packages) and have had my clips used in BBC4 documentaries, by ITN Productions and on web sites like MSN, Liveleak and Dailymotion. From the summer of 2018, I have been operating and filming with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone in 4K and currently studying for my UK Civil Aviation Authority PfCO certification (for commercial flying). I also film editorial documentary video stock clips for Getty Images and Pond5. I can also work as a fixer if you have an assignment in Scotland or other parts of the UK. I have previously done fixing work for The LA Times, The Miami Herald, NHK (Japanese state broadcaster) and Berlin-based ad agency Bentele Becker.
News feature on how as the UK's first spaceport plans develop, opposition to the first British rocket launch site on the remote north coast of Scotland is growing.
Video news report on the first spaceport in the UK planned near Melness in northern Scotland. July 2018. This was featured on MSN and Liveleak.
'The Big Read' feature on the first squadron of the Royal Flying Corps to land in France in World War I, 14 April, 2014
Daily Telegraph, 25 October, 2011 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/tunisia/8849045/Tunisias-victorious-Islamist-party-in-coalition-talks.html
Tongue, United Kingdom • Business, Current Affairs, Technology, Science & Environment • May 31 @ 12:00am
In August 2018, the UK government announced that they had selected a site near Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland, UK to be the site of the UK's first spaceport. For the crofters (farmers) of nearby Melness, who jointly own the site, it's 'Rockets Galore' - as the spaceport will turn a sleepy north coast... Read more