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MIRA wins Jury Award at DMFF 2017

14 Feb 2017 / in Blog, Mira Film, Uncategorized

Chuffed to the extent that I start pulling funny faces with the award of the Jury Prize for MIRA at the Dutch Mountain Film Festival 2017 head on February 10th 2017 in Kerkrade, Holland. Jury Report: Filmed in traditional documentary style, a whole raft of present-day themes are dealt with, such as the urge to […]

Nat Geo Commission & Mira Award

08 Feb 2017 / in Blog, Mira Film, Uncategorized

A milestone & huge honour for me was when I was contacted by National Geographic & asked to produce a short video story based on the film MIRA that I made. Suffice to say that I was honoured by such a request & sums up the incredible adventure that this film has taken me on. […]

Behind the Scenes – The North Face HK Assignment

23 Jan 2017 / in Blog, photography, Uncategorized

Some behind the scenes images from two shoots I did for The North Face in Hong Kong to capture advertising images for a new range of products about to hit stores. Client: The North Face & Action Asia Magazine Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong Date: January 18 + 19 2017 Photographer: Lloyd Belcher Models: TR Krier & […]

No Take Two – Shooting the HK100

18 Jan 2017 / in Blog, event, Uncategorized

An insight into how I shot images for the HK100 2017. This video pretty much visually sums up how I shoot races: moving light & fast to cover as much ground as possible so that I’m there to capture the race narratives that unfold throughout the race. This is the first in a series of […]

Nepal New Year Adventures

08 Jan 2017 / in Blog

Images from 10 days of adventure over the New Year holidays with Mira & my family in Nepal with mobile cinema screenings of ‘MIRA’ in Balthali, Bhojpur & in Mira’s home village in the Bhojpur mountains. Images by my daughter Anya & myself. All shot on a Sony A7rii

Teenage Photographer Tests Sony A7rii

22 Dec 2016 / in Blog, photography

This is what happened when I gave a new Sony A7rii to Anya [my 16 years old daughter] to test out & put the camera through it’s paces with some running action shots & and this was the result. All shots in manual mode with Zeiss Batis f2/25 | POV filmed on Go Pro Hero mount […]

Kathmandu Chronicles: Films, Ultras & Finding Soni

14 Dec 2016 / in Blog

I have just returned from Kathmandu & still in a tired stupour that goes with the territory of budget red eye flights & ambitions of packing as much as I can possibly do into 5 days in Kathmandu. So here goes a summary with an unapologetic over reliance on images to fill in the gaps […]

Finding Soni Tamang – Chance, opportunity & unlocking talent.

11 Dec 2016 / in Blog

You might recall the story I shared of a young girl I met while on assignment in the mountains of Nepal last month. If not then you can scroll down a few paragraphs for the full story that I wrote or click here. Her name is Soni Tamang & I let her use my camera […]

Event Shooting Tips

07 Dec 2016 / in Blog

Last weekend I was in Hong Kong to shoot the Asia Skyrunning Championships for Action Asia Events. While there, I also did two promotional shoots for some up & coming athletes who are starting to make waves on the international scene. Commercial shoots such as these ones I did for Sunmaya Budha, Purna Neupane [see […]

A Short Story of Chance, Opportunity & Unlocking Talent

16 Nov 2016 / in Blog

Chance, opportunity & unlocking talent. It is fair to say that chance, opportunity & unlocking a hidden talent played a large part in Mira Rai’s journey from her mountain village in Bhojpur to where she is today. While on a recent assignment shooting a 3 day ultra race for Action Asia Events in the mountains near […]