Hello, I’m Bella, a 30-something TV professional based in London.
My day job is as a freelance producer-director in factual TV. I shoot, produce and direct factual programmes for national and international broadcasters including the BBC and Discovery. Sometimes the work takes me to weird and wonderful places – and not all of them in the UK! When I get the chance, I’ll take a few photos and blog about what I’ve been up to. You can find out more about that at What It’s Like To Be A Travel Show Producer.
But my real passion (shhh, don’t tell my boss!) is travel and wildlife photography. I’ve been snapping away since I was pretty small, and I can spend days taking and editing photos. I’ll pay thousands and travel to the other side of the world just to take pictures of somewhere amazing. And then I want to share the best ones with people. So mostly I’ll be blogging about that. And anything else travel, photography, or TV-related that springs to mind.
I have a certificate with distinction in Professional Photography from London College of Communication. My work has been published by National Geographic and Lonely Planet, on the covers of two books, in a leading photography textbook, in the Radio Times, and on the Guardian, Times, and BBC websites to name but a few. In 2015 and 2017 I was shortlisted for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. I won Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards 2018.
Lonely Planet have liked my blog so much I’ve been picked three times in a row as one of their top bloggers of the month. Hope you like it too! Please feel free to comment if you do. Or don’t. But mostly if you do.