A bucket load full of stuff.
Seasoned Journalist, managing editor and owner of Far North Bulletin, and published copywriter with 20 years’ experience in the media. My newspaper was nominated as the Best Independent Community Newspaper in South Africa for three years running and won this title in 2016 and 2018. Both times we also won the title of Best Front Page of the Year. We were nominated in the same categories again in 2019 and 2020. In both these instances we made it into the top five finalists.
As a writer I was a finalist in the categories Journalist of the Year, Investigative Journalist of the Year and Sports Writer of the Year at Forum for Community Journalism Excellence Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2017 I was runner up for Investigative Journalist of the Year and placed in the top 5 in the country in the category Journalist of the Year.
As a photographer I was awarded the prestigious Photographer of the Year Award for 2019 at the national FCJ Awards. In this same year I won the title of the General Photograph of the Year and placed 7th in the category for Sport Photographer of the year.
I have worked as a photographer internationally and as a press photographer have covered international events including the FIFA World Cup 2010 and the Castle Incoming Rugby Series. Between the years 2013 and 2012 I was the official photographer for the Innibos National Arts Festival where some of my own artistic fine art was also on display.
That’s basically that. In a professional sounding stiff upper lip explanation anyways.