September 24th, 2013

There is something about working in two different countries on the same trip that makes it feel like you have been away from home longer than you actually have. This last shoot consisted of three weeks in Canada followed by a week in Alaska, and it is very nice to home. Although the joys of […] Read more »
Back from Kenya ...

Back from Kenya …

August 8th, 2013

Home again after a great, if rather weird, 5 weeks in the Maasi Mara. I was filming two sequences for BBC1’s upcoming landmark series Survival; a sequence about the zebras crossing the Mara River, and a sequence about lion society. I think we got some really great material, but, as a first experience of the […] Read more »
Safari bound ...

Safari bound …

July 6th, 2013

Two weeks at home which have gone by in a bit of a blur, but have been lovely. It seems utterly daft to head off again just as the Great British Summer seems to have finally come to life, but at least it’ll be good to know that Julie and the boys will have some […] Read more »
Crabs & Hurricanes

Crabs & Hurricanes

June 25th, 2013

A fantastic couple of weeks in a genuine tropical paradise. The crabs did everything that we were told that they would and more. It’s a really incredible behaviour and possibly unique to hermit crabs and humans. We certainly couldn’t think of another species which forms these ‘vacancy chains’ – individuals queue in order to move […] Read more »
Belize and other things ...

Belize and other things …

June 3rd, 2013

A fantastic, if rather hectic, few weeks at home, and now heading off again just as summer seems to be finally happening. Next stop is Belize, or, to be more precise Carrie Bow Cay, an island the size of a couple of tennis courts 14 miles off the coast – it looks unbelievably idyllic. It’s […] Read more »
Return from the chimps ...

Return from the chimps …

April 9th, 2013

Just back from an fantastic month in Senegal filming for the BBC Natural History Unit’s Survival series. Our plan was to film chimps digging for water – an amazing behaviour, and one that has never been filmed before. On arrival it was pretty clear why it hasn’t been filmed before – in fact nobody has […] Read more »
Senegal bound ...

Senegal bound …

March 8th, 2013

After a very protracted period of security checks it’s been decided that we can, at last, head off to Senegal. I’m going to be filming chimps for the BBC Survival series. This is a really interesting group of chimpanzees which live in a semi-desert environment, rather like the patchwork of scrub and grassland in which […] Read more »
Back for Christmas ...

Back for Christmas …

December 19th, 2012

Home after a great month in Alaska, it was snot-freezingly cold (even by Alaskan standards) for much of the time, which meant for some beautiful images. Lots of eagles, ravens, coyote and even lynx. I’ll keep this brief as I’ve got a huge pile of prezzies to wrap, here are some photo’s, it’s lovely to […] Read more »
Off to the Frozen North

Off to the Frozen North

November 19th, 2012

I’m off to Alaska for the 4th and final time of the year. This time for the BBC Natural History Unit’s Survival series. We’re going to Haines to film Bald eagles – it’s a great location and the perfect place to round off a very busy year of filming. While I’m away Animal Planet USA […] Read more »
Gibson ES175 restoration finished

Gibson ES175 restoration finished

November 12th, 2012

I found this rather forlorn looking Gibson ES175 on E-bay a few months ago. I’ve been really interested in this particular model of guitar for years. It’s the original working professionals jazz guitar, and, as a model, it’s been in production since 1949 – the longest production run of any electric guitar. Originally costing $175.00 […] Read more »
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