Photography has always been my passion. Over recent years, I haven't had quite as many opportunities to partake in it as I would have liked. That said, I do have a portfolio of images, I'm proud of, and receive positive feedback for when viewed. Whenever possible, I'm always looking for opportunities to add to the portfolio.
My friend's Organ Donation campaigning (see below), has allowed me to do more. Many of the photos used within her campaign were taken by me. You can learn more about the campaign and see photographic examples below.
October 2018, a close friend informed me of her -then- recent renal failure diagnosis. Over the course of the following days and weeks, I set her up to be able to tell her story online via Twitter and creates a personal Blog, to:
a) raise Organ Donation awareness,b) chart her personal journey,c) highlight her challenges and experiences,d) ultimately, find a compatible kidney donor
Within the first 12 months, thanks in part to my networking efforts and with the help of some great organisations like ACLT, my friend's story was shared via Radio, News Online and on TV - twice. At the last count, the Twitter account had more than 700 followers and is still growing!
You can read the Blog I helped her write HERE
You can also visit the Twitter account I run on her behalf HERE
Photographs I took on 17th January 2008 were used by Sky News both online and on TV, to cover the story of British Airways flight BA038 on the day it crash-landed short of runway 27L at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). The images were used to determine possible causes in the early stages of the investigation.
The evening news broadcast can be seen here...