I don’t really like blowing my own trumpet.
I don’t even play the trumpet.
But here’s some trumpet anyway:
For many a year now, I’ve been a freelance filmmaker and photographer (award winning for both), photography safari leader, qualified drone pilot, musician and writer. Based in the UK, I make documentaries, short films and promotional videos with a speciality in anything to do with the great outdoors – because that’s where I love to be.
I love to collaborate with filmmakers, photographers and other creative types and am a proud member of the Northern Photography Collective. I run photography safaris at African Photography Safaris with Alan Hewitt and am represented by the RSPB, Avalon and Alamy image libraries.
I’ve worked with lots of big and small clients on a wide range of filmmaking and photography projects. Here are a few of them:
I’ve moved around a lot in the past (born in New Guinea and lived in Cumbria and Northumberland), but now live in Newcastle and have an office in Northumberland. As an amateur triathlete I completed my first (and last!) Ironman in 2011. Since then, I’ve been dining out (a bit too literally) on this feat and am now more or less a lardy old git who bleats on about, “I did an Ironman in 2011 y’know!”
I’m not doing much writing at the minute, but in the past I’ve written lots of articles for several magazines, including Wild Planet Photo, Bird Watching, Landscape Photography, Outdoor Photography and wrote the critically acclaimed book Wildlife of the Farne Islands.
On the music front, I write music for some of my films, having spent years playing lead guitar in bands and creating electronic music. I now use Ableton Live to write electronic music for films and for pleasure.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the name is Arabic (my dad was half Lebanese, half Palestinian and mam English) and Zibe is pronounced to rhyme with ‘tribe’.