25 Years News & Commercial Experience: Valuable Knowledge To Pass On
I began work with Reuters News Agency in London followed by Sydney and Manila; also shooting many assignments for AP (London), AFP (London & Sydney) and the Press Association (PA) London. Newspapers assignments for The Independent, The London Times, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sun, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian (one year full time) and many Scandinavian newspapers. Work also included regular shifts as a Picture Editor for Reuter News Pictures (London) and The Australian Newspaper. Overseas work for the Photo Agency, Gamma (Paris). Full time job offer from Black Star Agency (New York).
My advertising & PR work was for companies such as Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy & Mather, Valin Pollin and direct clients included Alcatel, Nortel, GE (General Electrics), Phillips, British Telecom, Omega Watches, ICI, Royal Institute of British Architects, Austin Rover, Cadbury, Schweppes, Pearl Assurance, BP, Shell Oil, Savills, BAA, Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Designers; too many to list!
News Assignments included: The Royal Family and Princess Diana over 100 times, 5 Prime Ministers, 17 Foreign Ministers, 11 Heads of States, 6 Presidents, 1 Ex-President, 3 Kings and an Ex-King. I covered everything required, from important funerals to 2 Riots and a Royal wedding. General events and sport such as London Auctions, Portraits, Tennis, Boxing, London Fashion Week, an Oil Rig Disaster in the North Sea, Kings Cross Station Disaster, IRA Christmas Bombing, Harrods Bombing. Personalities and bands like Michael Jackson, Wham, Queen, Terry Waite, Oliver Tambo and Benazir Bhutto to name a few. Angolan Peace Talks, a great many Embassy jobs, Band Aid, Film Awards, Bolshoi & Chinese Ballets. A great education for the future.
This list excludes my work in Asia as a photojournalist and all my current work over the last 16 years back in London including my move into Landscape Photography Workshops and Creative Photoshop Retouching Services for Photographers. A Worldwide Service transforming Camera RAW Files into Beautiful Exhibition Prints for Personal use or Retail Display and Sale.
The Workshops teach not only Landscape Photography and Photoshop Retouching together on one Workshop, but also the less taught subject of The ‘Art of Seeing & Creating’. The Workshops are very unique in Teaching ‘How To Make Photographs Communicate Ideas’; a subject based on my Work Experience of over 25 years. Customised Workshops are held in Great Britain and Overseas either as Private Workshops or for a small group of friends.