I was born in London and raised in Nigeria & Malawi, where my father was working with snakes and tropical diseases. I was educated at Shrewsbury School then moved to Bristol to study painting (BA hons Fine Art). Beginning my career making experimental Super8 films, I then moved into the film industry nineteen years ago, serving a six year apprenticeship as a camera assistant & focus puller, the discipline of which serves me well in the digital era. I am based in London and work all over the world.
I love both narrative & documentary filmmaking and the often interesting spaces between the two. I fell into docs almost by accident on a BBC shoot across West Africa in 2002, and found a natural aptitude and love for it. In docs I love the process; the often privileged access to a great diversity of people, places & experiences and the constantly changing demands of filming in real environments. Coming from a painter's background however, the quality of image is extremely important to me and I love the creativity in lighting. But no film is driven by images alone and you'd likely find me a very editorially-driven DOP who loves to be involved in a project as early as possible. I try to bring a discerning eye to the chaos of shooting documentary, and immediacy & intuition to my work in drama. Whatever the label, I just want to make good films.
photo © Esther May Campbell
PLACES OF WORK
U.S.A New York | California | D.C | Texas | Arizona | New Mexico | Nevada | Colorado | Pennsylvania | Connecticut | Philadelphia | New Jersey | Michigan | Illinois | Florida | Missouri | Massachusetts | Maryland | Virginia | West Virginia | Minnesota | Georgia | Delaware | Oregon | Louisiana | Wisconsin | Washington | Mississippi | Tennessee
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AMERICAS Mexico | Ecuador | Guatemala | Brazil
MIDDLE EAST U.A.E | Lebanon | Kuwait
AFRICA Tanzania | Kenya | Rwanda | Zambia | Botswana | Namibia | South Africa | Egypt | Nigeria | Ghana | Gambia | Senegal | Sierra Leone