Welcome to the beginning of a rather extraordinary journey. Over the next 20 months I will be accompanying BBC film crews on a groundbreaking voyage around Planet Earth to document the remarkable ways in which the human species has adapted to living within our world’s natural environments. During this time, we will be visiting people in their own unique habitats, from the Arctic to the Sahara. From the high Himalaya to the remotest island archipelagos. This will be a journey into the world of the human animal, at a time in history when our species, populating every corner of the world, is becoming connected like no other time.
My job on this journey will be to photograph the people we meet. The purpose of this blog will be to offer you an insight into the things I experience, and the ways that I work. Using commentary, photographs and video, I hope to share a little of my personal journey with you, wherever you might be in the World. At the end of it all, the 8 part TV series Human Planet will air in the UK and shortly afterwards in the rest of the world. At the same time a book will be released to accompany the films.
Since filming has already begun on the series, for the next few posts I will update you on the places I have visited so far. Ethiopia (twice), Spain, Niger and Greenland. From then on, using my laptop and a satellite phone, I will post weekly updates from around the globe as I travel.
So, thanks for dropping by. Subscribe to the blog now and join me on this truly amazing photographic journey around the world.
Check out the BBC’s Human Planet site HERE