On the back of winning the mountain category at the International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017, I was contacted by ITN to see if I would be interested in doing an interview for the evening news. It was obviously an offer I couldn’t say no to, but I had to fly to South Africa that evening! An interview in London was hastily arranged whilst I frantically packed camera kit and camping kit which up to that point I had been doing methodically (in SA I realised I’d left my lens hoods and repair kits but fortunately nothing that important!).
I met Sejal Karia at a photographers studio in Angel (incidentally my first time in a photo studio ever!). I have to say it was really nice chatting with her, she continued chatting and asking questions both before and after the recorded sections which made it incredibly easy going, so thanks Sejal!
The interview was on the 10 o’clock news shown nationally, but by the time it aired I was also um…aired. Somewhere over Spain in fact. I watched the interview in the passport queue of Johannesburg airport and mentally congratulated myself on not messing the whole thing up. They even used some of my Drakensberg time-lapse footage – whooop!