Archive for 'Documentary'

Posted on Oct 17, 2015


Two men play Xiangqi, a traditional Chinese board game very popular here in Vietnam and in many places with large ethnic Chinese communities. Also known as “Chinese Chess.” You can’t walk around Saigon very long without seeing pairs of men playing this game out on the streets. 

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Posted on Oct 15, 2015


Nap time on the streets of Saigon.

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Posted on Oct 12, 2015
Posted in Documentary, Places


The beaches at sunset here are like family reunions everyday. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children and groups of friends together enjoying the last moments of light and washing away the day’s inequities with sea air and togetherness. A sense of community is woven into the very fiber of this place.

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Posted on Aug 28, 2015
Posted in Documentary, Places


Streets of Saigon

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Posted on Aug 24, 2015


A woman selling the day’s catch at a local fish market on the Ho Tram Strip, Southeast Vietnam.

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Posted on Feb 16, 2015
Posted in Documentary


A look inside the factory of Golf’s #1 glove, FootJoy.

See the full series here.

Video here.


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Posted on Feb 13, 2015
Posted in Documentary, Writings


South London’s answer to the local & organic food question is at Sutton Community Farm. A throwback to the days when we knew exactly where our food came from, picked it with our own hands and shared it with neighbours.

It’s a 7.1 acre plot where community members stop by and help out with the growing and picking. It’s all about slow food, culture, and community. Getting back to the basics and gettin’ your hands dirty.

Winter on the farm is preparation time for the buzz that is Springtime growing but there’s still vegetables for miles in mid Feb. You can smell the fresh leeks as soon as you rip them out of the ground.

It’s a hot cup of tea in the sunshine with friends versus an on-the-go latte. It’s slow and real in a world of fast and empty. It’s basic human instinct stuff and sometimes, just sometimes, simple is the most alluring thing ya know?

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More on Sutton Community Farm and their VegBox scheme soon….




Posted on Nov 26, 2014
Posted in Documentary, People


I’ve just made a video for The Pastoral Women’s Council and their girls sponsorship program in Tanzania.

The program is helping marginalised girls receive the education they deserve and provides a lifeline for girls to escape forced marriage.

It’s a very worthy cause and if you’ve ever thought of sponsoring, please consider this program.

See the video here.

Annie O_PWC




Posted on Oct 18, 2014


As we hiked through the many miles of sun-drenched rice fields and became lost amongst the dense vegetation of Bali’s heartland, we happened upon a quiet village.

In the spirit of exploration we walked down a few empty roads and as we turned the corner we saw her – quietly sitting on her porch, illuminated by the evening sun, the strong scent of coffee beans from her stove wafting through the air.

Her welcoming demeanour told us we’d be invited for a cup. I’d never before turned down an offer for coffee, and I wasn’t about to now.

{To see more Bali encounters and the full image series head here.}





Posted on Aug 04, 2014
Posted in Documentary, People

This September I had the pleasure of documenting the Encounters short film festival hosted in Bristol, UK.

There I met three talented filmmakers from three different places around the globe that have made powerful short films that highlight issues affecting their communities.

They were kind enough to step in front of my lens.

Three films. Three voices. Three portraits.

Oscar. Jules. Kareem.

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Oscar Kightley. New Zealand. “Tom’s Dairy.”


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Kareem Mortimer. Bahamas. “Passage.”


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Jules Koostachin. Canada. “PLACEnta.”


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