I began working as a journalist in South Africa in the 1980s as a photographer covering the Anti-Apartheid struggle for the international news agency the Associated Press.
After 13 years as a photographer, I switched to television and began working for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Within a year I had won the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award and been hired by CNN based out of their London bureau. After five years covering the War on Terror I was transferred to Jerusalem where I was the West Bank and Gaza cameraman for the network until the end of 2007.
In 2008 I was hired by CBS News where I worked for two years with Lara Logan, CBS News’ Chief International Correspondent shooting both for news and CBS’s flagship documentary program 60 minutes.
I then went freelance based out of Johannesburg working for a variety of news companies including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Sky News and ZDF, both inside South Africa and beyond.
Between 2011 and 2012, I was the Director of Photography on a National Geographic TV series called Battleground Afghanistan, a five part series that followed the exploits of a platoon of US Marines in the southern province of Helmand.
Returning to South Africa in 2013, I have worked largely for CCTV, the Chinese 24 hour news channel shooting news packages for its Africa channel.
Specialties: I have specialised in working in hostile environments and have covered wars across Africa, Eastern Europe, South Asia and the Middle East.