Welcome to belgianstreets!
I moved to live and work in Belgium in September, 2013.
Before that, I had lived and worked in Belgrade, Serbia for almost three years as a consultant employed by the BBC to lead a project funded by the European Union to help the Serbian government plan and prepare for the transition to digital television.
And before that, I lived and worked in Australia, where I worked for the Government and was the leader of the organisation set up to manage Australia’s transition to digital television.
I was born in the north of England, educated in London and worked for the BBC in London before leaving the UK.
I have had a lifelong passion for photography and am a frustrated writer!
Whilst living in Belgrade, I created a blog called belgradestreets to show my new home to friends and family in the UK and Australia.
After a difficult first few months, the wonderful city, and people, of Belgrade captured my heart and my soul.
That blog resulted in a book of my photographs, which is on sale in bookshops across Serbia, and online from Amazon, through my Belgrade publisher Komshe and Belgrade bookstore Delfi, a short documentary made by the national TV broadcaster of Serbia and an exhibition in O3ONE a very cool gallery in the heart of Belgrade.
belgradestreets now has over 2,500 followers and visitors from well over 100 countries.
And none of that planned or anticipated, not even in my wildest dreams! It actually resulted from a chance conversation over a coffee who had a friend of a friend who…
I am talking with the Serbian Embassy here in Brussel about a presentation of my book and photographs of Belgrade.
When I arrived in Brussel, I decided that I would try to capture my feelings about this city and country in a similar way, and so…