Born in Tokyo, a childhood in Germany, educated in the UK and a stint in Kenya, I adopt an ethnographic approach to international journalism and visual storytelling. Although my grounding is in video - gained from having formally worked as a Deputy News Editor and Producer at Associated Press Television News headquartered in London, and winning awards with the British Film Institute as a young emerging filmmaker - I also adopt words and photography, choosing the most appropriate medium for the subjects I report on.

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How one man is trying to make it safer to be LGBTQ in Iraq
- Washington Post

Amir Ashour heads Iraq's first Queer movement, creating an online support network to help fellow LGBTQ Iraqis living in fear under the Islamic State. 

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Inside the world's biggest e-waste "dump"
- Motherboard, VICE

Photo essay on social division between Ghanian workers on site and West African migrants who live in a mountain of rubbish at Ghana's Agbogbloshie, a former wetland turned world's biggest dumping ground of outdated, broken and unusable products generating 129,000 tons of e-waste a year. Currently exhibiting in Switzerland. 

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How cooking help Calais migrants feel "human"
- Munchies, VICE

Report from "The Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on how residents there prefer to cook food at their tents rather than queuing for food to be fed like "animals". Despite financially tough circumstances, those who hosted me cooked food from the Asda Smart Prince range donated by British volunteers, and paid for alcohol they could purchase with small amounts of cash they had saved - they didn't let me pay a single penny towards costs.

Last national gathering of atomic bomb survivors
- Motherboard, VICE

The Nihon Hidankyo - Japan's only organisation of atomic bomb survivors from both attacks - meet together for the last time on eve of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima. With the oldest attendee aged 98 and the youngest aged 70, these men and women remain as the only persons to have ever experienced an atomic bomb attack. 

Moroccan rapper defiant as concert shut down by police - Index on Censorship

Multimedia report on what happened inside a concert venue when police cut power supplies to silence dissident Moroccan rapper El-Haqed's first planned concert in Casablanca following his release from prison. As concert goers and journalists were blocked from entering nearby areas that surrounded the building, the decision was made to write in the style of an eyewitness report in first person, featuring photos from inside the venue as well as video of security officials arriving on site shot from a hidden location.


Following the UK vote to leave the European Union, racist attacks increased by 5 times in one week. I filmed and interviewed those affected.

After the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, these Londoners are learning to fight back at a LGBTQ self-defence club.

Across the UK, volunteer motorcyclists give up their time to deliver emergency medical supplies for the NHS at night. 

Snow monkeys living near the resort of Yamanouchi, in the heart of central Japan's hot springs country, spend time in warm water in freezing winter. No.1 feature video story for AP clients during week 7-14 January 2015 and No.2 in downloads among digital clients. Above is the shorter version showcased on AP's YouTube channel, seen in Daily MailUSA TodayWashington Post,The Globe and MailDaily Motion etc.

Street-style video with the world slam poetry champion Harry Baker, who came up with this piece about human unity in post-Brexit UK for Univision's music festival happening by the US-Mexican border in October 2016.