My story is that I was raised among the ponies of the New Forest to a father born in Jamaica and a mother raised in Sussex, Paris and Warsaw.
My writing career started aged 7 with my daily journals, and I started taking photographs of my cat, my family and the Forest ponies at about the same time.
My mother was an artist so no way, I said to myself, did I want to follow the visually creative route... one of my passions now is photography.
As a journalist, I first specialised in Latin America and learnt Spanish. This held me in good stead for when I moved to Barcelona where i reported, and took photos, for the likes of The Times, The Independent, Condé Nast Traveler and the BBC.
I spruced up my French as a journalist visiting Algeria, and it took me a few years to tone down my Arab accent. Now one of my main clients is a Paris-based organisation and I travel to France for a client in the wine and luxury tourism business.
Before turning freelance in 2015, I was Global Head of Corporate Communications at McArthurGlen Designer Outlets. Here I worked in the fashion, retail, luxury and global travel markets. We had 21 centres in nine countries across Europe and North America. That's a lot of cultures and a lot of destinations to understand!
I have a BSc specialising in Sustainable Development, a Masters in TV Production & Directing, and more recently I studied Digital Marketing with Google Squared Online and Professional Photography at the London School of Photography.
That's me! Thank you.
© Picture: Anais Boileau
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