Hello, I’m Bella, an 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 recently got back from Antarctica, so come back soon 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.