The Long Road Home
Updated: Nov 25, 2018
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To get things rolling, I've delved into my archive to share three pictures from a shoot I did ten years ago.
In the summer of 2008, I left for the airport with one suitcase, not really knowing where I was heading apart from meeting up with a producer in Dubai who I'd never worked with before. Fourteen weeks later I made it back home. I'd covered 42,000 miles, including a complete circumnavigation of Earth, been to eight countries, including 3 disputed territories, (designated war zones by the Foreign Office), spent a week with Hezbollah, a week in the Western Himalayas, had a shotgun thrust in my face in New Orleans and been threatened with being shot in Azad Kashmir. I spent a week sleeping in a tent, a week on a broken sofa and four weeks in the lap of luxury. Rough with smooth. No complaints.
We were making a film for the Emir of Qatar to celebrate their National Day. Apparently, it was shown to the Emir and it made him cry. I guess he must have seen my expenses.
Taken in near darkness in the disputed territory of Azad Kashmir in Pakistan, high up in the Western Himalayas.
This was once a thriving mangrove forrest in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Then, the tsunami hit and 60,000 people lost their lives.
Taken in the notorious 9th Ward of New Orleans.