Selected photojournalism projects, shot on assignment or self-initiated.
45 imagesA look at the rising tourism industry in North Korea. In 2018 I spent 12 days inside this little-known and lesser-visited country. My trip encompassed the 70th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK, and the accompanying pomp allowed rare insight into the story of the rise of tourism in the DPRK.
75 imagesThe town of Sauraha, on the edge of the Chitwan National Park, is one of Nepal's tourism hot spots. With a focus on wildlife encounters, the use of domesticated elephants in Sauraha's tourism industry is popular with many, but the story isn't always as rosy as visitors believe. This personal project was photographed during 2009 and 2015.
23 imagesIn Kyrgyzstan the horse reins supreme, being more versatile and respected (and often commanding a greater value) than a car. Here most rural homes have a backyard menagerie of sheep, goats and chickens and the local weekly animal market is an important social gathering. I spent a day at the local animal market in Karakol, in the east of the country —an experience that provided me with a deeper understanding of this ex-Soviet Central Asian country, its people, customs and the role of its domestic animals in its culture. This personal project was photographed in 2012.
62 imagesIn June 2013 I photographed a pioneering mountain bike traverse of Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor, on an Anthill Film & Bike magazine project with Canadian pro-mountain biker Matt Hunter. The trip took 22 days, including 4 days of overland travel from neighbouring Tajikistan, 12 days of riding and 4 days of travel out again. Following only horse trails, we looped 250 Km through one of the most remote and inclement areas on the planet, crossing three passes above 4900m and camping every night in temperatures down to -10C. The sight of bikes in this area raised eyebrows and concerns from our local Afghan support team, and at times from us too. Faced with testing conditions the trip became a learning experience for all involved, but also one full of rewards and rich experiences. It is also one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas I have ever had the honour of visiting and photographing, and the people some of the most welcoming I have ever met.