My speciality is blue-chip natural history, and I operate a wide variety of technologies both topside and underwater to bring sequences to life. I began my career underwater, and had the incredible opportunity to film for much of two years on Blue Planet II, for which I was awarded a cinematography BAFTA as part of the camera team. While I still love underwater work (where my subjects range from whales to macro, and for series including Our Planet by Netflix), my passion for building exciting sequences has also brought me topside for landmark series including One Planet: Seven Worlds (BBC), Perfect Planet (BBC), Frozen Planet II (BBC), and Hostile Planet (National Geographic). I count myself very fortunate that this has taken me from pole to pole, and to deserts, jungles, and plains in between. My main tools topside are handheld gimbals (e.g. a DJI Ronin and RED camera), drones, long lense, and timelapse. I am happy switching between technologies as required to meet the editorial vision, and as the animals and environment dictate. I have a deep interest in understanding the animals I film (which helps me predict their behaviour), and have a PhD in animal behaviour from the University of Cambridge.
PS. The blue spotted one in the photos is my favourite fish - the sometimes grumpy-looking but very clever coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus).