Hello, I’m Bella, a multi-award-winning TV producer, photographer, writer and travel blogger 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.
I also love adventure. I recently spent four months in Uganda, and have also climbed Kilimanjaro, so there are lots of posts on here about both of those. I’m off to Antarctica this Christmas, so come back next year to read all about that!
I won Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards 2018, was a finalist in 2019, and am also a finalist for Best Photography at the Travel Media Awards 2019. I also won the Epic Photography Award at the Traverse Content Creators Awards 2019. I have been shortlisted three times for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.
Qualifications and Publications
I have a first-class degree in French and Spanish, a postgrad in Broadcast Journalism, and 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.
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.