I'm a Brooklyn-based photographer and blogger who creates dynamic digital content for travel brands and non-profits. I have a degree in geography and 10+ years professional experience working in the travel and tech industries. On LinkedIn, I'm most endorsed for my skills in social media, travel planning, destination marketing and sustainable tourism. I am a Level 7 Google Local Guide and my photos and reviews on Google Maps have over 5 million views. I’m a micro-influencer in travel and conservation. My tweets as @onecarryon reach an average of 25,000 users and my Ink61 Love Rate for Instagram is 3%.


 

INSTAGRAM FEATURES

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 Postcard from Muizenberg,   AFAR    (Sep 2012)

Postcard from Muizenberg, AFAR (Sep 2012)

 Arderne Gardens,        The Cape Town Book

Arderne Gardens, The Cape Town Book

Ivory Belongs on the Front of ElephantsHuffington Post

7 Off-the-beaten-track road trips and routes to exploreTraveller24

A cheapskate's guide to JohannesburgTraveller24

Brooklyn Brownstones: Top 10 Instagram Photos of Spring (#3, #9), Brownstoner


WRITING + PHOTOGRAPHY

  The  AFAR  Guide to Cape Town ,   AFAR.com   (2013 - present)

The AFAR Guide to Cape Town, AFAR.com (2013 - present)

  The  AFAR  Guide to Southern Africa ,   AFAR.com   (2016 - present)

The AFAR Guide to Southern Africa, AFAR.com (2016 - present)

 Blog Contributor

Blog Contributor

 Guide to Cape Town,  Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel

Guide to Cape Town, Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel


WRITING

African Wildlife Foundation Conservation Management Trainee UpdateTravel Africa

Creative Lighting Solutions for Your Home and more, Insider by MasterPass

Many Voices, One Future: 2013 Annual Report "Apes Under Threat", "Turning an Expensive Problem Into a Lucrative Opportunity", "Nurturing the Seeds of Conservation", African Wildlife Foundation 

Coastal dune lakes: the threatened ‘jewels’ of Florida, Mongabay

HORN looks at rhino poaching through a different lens, Mongabay

More samples of my writing can be found on Contently.


CASE STUDY: ARDERNE GARDENS

I discovered the Arderne Gardens while living in Cape Town and love with its giant, exotic trees. It’s a place of historical and cultural significance yet often overlooked by residents and tourists. I joined the non-profit Friends of the Arderne Gardens (FOTAG) and am using my digital marketing skills to help to put this South African Provincial Heritage Site on the map.

HIGHLIGHTS

+ Building the Friends of the Arderne Gardens brand by designing and launching a new website

+ Reaching 500+ organic likes on Facebook 

+ Ranking #141 of 312 activities in Cape Town on Trip Advisor

+ Introduced a new revenue stream: online donations through GivenGain 

+ Arderne Rising, feature story in Conde Nast House & Garden, February 2017

+ Feature in the Official 2017 Cape Town Visitor's Guide

I can see from the amount of foreign visitors coming to Arderne that your efforts are paying off! The South African crowd are also starting to return slowly but surely.
— Lisa V., FOTAG

CASE STUDY: TIMES SQUARE IVORY CRUSH

Crush Blog 2.jpg

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined forces with several of the world's largest conservation organizations to hold a high-publicity ivory crush event in Times Square, NY. The African Wildlife Foundation asked me to shoot the pre-event party at Tavern on the Green and the main event the next day.

HIGHLIGHTS

+ Live tweeted both events: 21 event-specific tweets with 917 Engagements, 52.9K Impressions (June 2015)

+ Royalty free high-res images and video files delivered the next day

+ Delivered a blog post for the African Wildlife Foundation

The tweets, photos and videos have all been fantastic, and we are so glad we have such nice assets. Basically, you rocked it, and we’re incredibly grateful.
— Hannah, Online Communications Associate

CASE STUDY: #NYisWILD

During the summer of 2015, the Wildlife Conservation Society held a photographic competition across Instagram and Twitter called #NYisWILD. I visited all five WCS-managed properties in New York City to help promote the competition.

HIGHLIGHTS

+ 125 Tweets, 21k Impressions on these campaign-specific Tweets (no paid promotion)

+ 7 unique blog posts (4k pageviews)

+ Created a video summary of my experiences


Need Help?

The services I offer include:

  • Visual Content Creation: Compelling photo and video content for your business or social media account. Rights managed and royalty free image licenses available.

  • Travel Advice for Travel Bloggers: Itineraries and recommendations in regions I know inside and out from my experience working in the travel industry.

  • Hotel/Restaurant Site Inspections: I share my honest reviews with my readers on Google Maps.

  • Press Trips: I write about my experiences and share them on my social media, blog, and pitch stories about your destination to other websites.

  • iPhone Beta Application Testing: I'll test your app and provide feedback about my experience.