Late October I was invited by to speak at the Dubai Press Club to discuss the fundamentals of long form storytelling through photography, including ways to master elements to create a compelling visual narrative. As part of the discusion I touched on the importance of speed while also maintaining accuracy and ethical practices.

More of my public speaking here

Rain clouds gather over an offshore wind farm off the coast of Finton-on Sea, Britain, October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Boyce 
As a historical document I photographed the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information notices on every shop, business and residence along the the east side of High Street Wanstead, London, heading north from the George pub. I took the pictures on three days to the lead up to July 4, 2020, when the lockdown was eased in England. These signs will, hopefully, be forever consigned to history. The sound was recorded walking the same route, the High Street now filled with people enjoying, the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. A bit of a departure for me as I like to photograph people. Just click on ythe picture for the video. 
 A social distancing marker is seen in a Shell petrol station during an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Horsham, Britain, April 29, 2020.      REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A car covered in artificial grass is seen parked in a residential street in London, Britain May 3, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

Children run along the beach as people look over the sea into the haze created by a sand storm known locally as "La Calima" in Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, February 23, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A woman walks past a graffiti mural that depicts Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson alongside fictional characters of a Dalek, Darth Vader, The Joker and Harley Quinn set against a line-up in Worthing, Britain January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A man looks up at a boat that is being worked on in Reykjavik harbour, Iceland, December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Clocks in London's Canary Wharf financial centre strike 07:00 GMT, marking the time the polls open for Britain's general election, London, Britain December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A section of a print of the Brookes Slave Ship diagram dated 1791 forms part of the collection in the Wilberforce House Museum in Hull, Britain, July 5, 2019. According to the museum the print is arguably one of the most recognisable images from the campaign to abolish the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Britain. The publication of this image provided the public with a clear visual representation of conditions on board slave ships for the first time. August 2019 marks 400 years since the slave trade to North America began. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A 'one-man-band' sings and plays instruments in front of an empty shop that is for let in central Hull, Britain July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A man walks along the coast in front of beach huts in Walton-on-the-Naze, Britain December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
An unidentified man using a smart phone walks through London's Canary Wharf financial district in the evening light in London, Britain, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A breakfast of sausage, eggs and toast is pictured in an office canteen in London, Britain July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
George Norris, historian and former Rag and Bone man films an exhibition of pictures that document part of his life in Hull, England, June 2, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Seabirds follow a fishing boat as the fisherman throw waste from the catch into the sea off the coast of Worthing, Britain May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

On June 2nd 2018 I talked about my 30-year visual journey from Bob Carvers Fish and Chip Restaurant and Hessle Road in Hull to my role as the Editor for Middle East and Africa, Pictures, Reuters. The talk took place at the Creative & Cultural Space 2 of the HiP gallery during an exhibition of my pictures taken in 1983/4. Picture stories from the Star and Garter, George Norris on his horse and cart, people of Hull living with blindness, drag act Kandy de Barry (now called Bobby Mandrell) at the St Georges and more. It was great to see characters or family members from my stories show up. Many thanks to George Norris and Alan Raw from the HiP gallery who made this all happen. I was more than a little moved. You can see many of these pictures in the archive section of my site.

A woman carrying a musical instrument in a case on her back waits as an underground train pulls into Bank tube station in London, Britain April 3, 2018. Picture taken April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A minaret is seen through early morning haze on the skyline of Cairo, Egypt March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A woman walks past hearts that have been drawn in the snow, in Canary Wharf financial district, London, Britain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People pass by an art installation titled Sonic Light Bubble which forms part of the Winter Lights exhibition in London’s Canary Wharf financial district in London, Britain January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Shoppers and tourists walk along Oxford Street during the sales in central London, Britain, December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People walk in the first snow to settle in the year in Wanstead, in London, December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People are crowded on a Central Line tube underground train after a points failure caused severe delays to the service during the Monday morning rush hour commute in London, Britain November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A person cycles on a pathway, through an area known locally as the Backs, behind Kings College in Cambridge, Britain November 8 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Skies over London's financial centre Canary Wharf are given a yellow glow as dust from the Sahara desert and wild fires in Spain, blown across the city by Storm Ophelia, filters out the light, in London, Britain October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Syrian refugee women and children work in a field in Al-Khiam village, near the Israeli border in south Lebanon October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A bride and groom pose for pictures next to a red telephone box as a bus is driven past near Fleet Street in London, Britain on October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A boy jumps along the wall of the castle in the old city of Erbil near banners supporting the referendum for independence for Kurdistan in Erbil, Iraq September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A worker repairs a street light on the Greek Island of Ithaca, Greece September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A couple sit on the beach and look out to sea on the August bank holiday weekend in Worthing, Britain, August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A Warwick University graduate holds his degree certificate on the day of a graduation ceremony in Warwick, Britain July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A couple laugh as they cuddle on a sofa looking at the neon signs and artworks in God's Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, March 31, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A man walks past as an official fixes a sign to a wall at a Polling station for Britain's General Election in Romford east London, June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A woman smokes a cigarette as she looks out from her apartment balcony in Gdynia, Poland, April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People and dogs walk on the beach at low tide in Worthing, Britain March 4, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People run through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Britain December 29, 2016, in the morning frost. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Disused advertising boards for news papers are left against the shutters of a closed down news agent's shop in east London, Britain, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Workers trim the grass around the gravestones in a cemetery for solders who died during the American Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia, USA , August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A man walks in the sunshine through London's Canary Wharf Financial District as construction cranes operate in London, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce


Nice to see one of my archive pictures being used as Chilcot concluded that Britain's decision to go to war with Iraq in 2003 had a "far from satisfactory" legal basis and ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair's case for military action was over-hyped, in his long-awaited inquiry into the conflict.

British Royal Air Force personnel wait in a bunker wearing full Nuclear Biological and Chemical suits after a warning of a Scud missile attack on their base in Kuwait March 20, 2003. REUTERS/Russell Boyce


A trader from BGC Partners, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre waits for European stock markets to open early June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Russell Boyce


George Norris, who I phoptographed in Hull over 30 years ago recently contacted me. He is organising a photographic exhibition that pulls together daily life in Hull in the 80's and 90s. The focus of the show will be his personal heritage of the rag and bone trade, known as totting. His request for me to send him some prints forced me into the attic where I discovered this picture I had originally rejected as I am reflected in the mirror. To see the original story I shot on George Norris click here.