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Hello, I’m Bella, an award-winning TV producer, photographer, writer and travel blogger based in London.

TV Production

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.

Photography

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.

I also love adventure. I’ve been to exiciting places like Uganda, Morocco and Myanmar and climbed Kilimanjaro, Nyiragongo and Ol Doinyo Lengai volcanoes. I recently got back from Antarctica so there’s masses of information and pretty photos about that too.

Awards

In 2020 I was a finalist for both the Global Travel Media Alliance Photographer of the Year Award, and the Trav Media Rising Star of the Year Award. In 2019 I won the Epic Photography Award at the Traverse Content Creators Awards and was a finalist for Best Photography at the Travel Media Awards and the UK Blog Awards, which I won in 2018. I have been shortlisted three times for the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.

Qualifications and Publications

I have a first-class degree in French and Spanish from the University of Edinburgh, a postgrad in Broadcast Journalism from City University London, and a certificate with distinction in Professional Photography from University of the Arts London.  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.

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.

And if you do, and want to find out more, you can find me on Twitter @passportandpix and on Instagram @passportandpixels

And if you like what you see and you think you might like to work with me, get in touch!

Bella