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Shooting the Lijiang Skyview Adventure

17 May 2018 / in Blog, event, news, photography, Uncategorized

Just wrapped up shooting the Lijiang Skyview Adventure a 65km ultra mountain race in Lijiang, China on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain at an altitude between 2,400m and 4,460m, Terrain included a glacial erosion lake, alpine meadows, virgin forests & technical scree sections. Here’s some images & a video of how I worked to capture the images: <span […]

PhD Film: Nepalese Drug Users

13 Apr 2018 / in Blog, Uncategorized

I have just finished a film but you won’t see a trailer or promotional material. In fact, I can’t tell you who the main protagonists are. It is longer in time length than MIRA or anything I have produced and I definitely won’t be submitting this one to BANFF or any other film festivals.  In […]

Sporting Event Shooting Tips

06 Mar 2018 / in advice, Blog, photography, Uncategorized

Last week I was in Hong Kong to shoot the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge [298km] & The Dragons Races [50 miles & 50km].  While there, I also did a promotional shoot for The 9 Dragons. [see images here]. Promotional shoots are different from the event photography that I shot over the following week […]

Shooting the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge

06 Mar 2018 / in Blog, event, photography, Uncategorized

Just wrapped up shooting the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge. This is an event I have been involved with most years since it started. An annual endurance challenge where runners try and complete all four Hong Kong long-distance trails (total 298km, 14.5k D+) within 60 hours. Below video is a raw & unpolished insight into how I […]

Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure

This shot that I took of Nepalese runner Sunmaya Budha on Lantau Island has been published in the new Lonely Planet ‘Atlas of Adventure’ in a section about Hong Kong as a destination for global adventurers. Suffice to say that this has put a massive smile on Sunmaya’s face & made me proud to showcase […]

2018 Blueprint

I am excited about 2018 as it will be the first year that I will be able to devote myself wholly to photography & filming as I plan to submit my completed PhD thesis in early 2018. When I decided to turn this photography dream into reality and leave my job as a university lecturer, […]

Where Art & Athletics meet

07 Nov 2017 / in Blog, photography, Uncategorized

The perfect blend for me is where athleticism & art meet. I am drawn to that place and so when by chance,  I bumped into Elsa Jean de Dieu last week while I was doing another shoot on the streets of Hong Kong then I jumped at the idea to capture this talented French artist […]

Shooting the Ultra Gobi

06 Oct 2017 / in Blog, event, photography, Uncategorized

Just returned from the Gobi Desert where I shot a 400km ultra race called the Ultra Gobi. Branded as China’s most extreme race, the Ultra Gobi is a 400km non-stop, self-navigation ultra marathon held in the Gobi Desert on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Below is a raw & unpolished insight into how I captured […]

Shooting UTMB 2017

03 Sep 2017 / in Blog, event, photography, Uncategorized

First stop in Europe during assignments through August & September was the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc 2017 race that I am shooting for the Ultra Trail World Tour. The brief was to shoot the live race action at the front end with live images going on the UTWT platforms. Here is the video I shot […]

Review of the Sony A9

28 Jul 2017 / in Blog, photography, reviews

So here it is. My first ever camera review. I’m not sure if I’ll make this a habit as this was pretty time consuming but I have been asked about the A9 by a lot of people, after hearing that I got hold of one to shoot with. What follows are my opinions based on […]