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Andy Pag
Archive for June, 2013
Event Podcasting
Event Podcasting

I’m producing and presenting a week-long series of podcasts including interviews and reporting from a paragliding festival in the US for XCmag.com

Hemispheres Photography Assignment
Hemispheres Photography Assignment

Hemispheres, the inflight magazine for United Airlines, commissioned me to take photos for a feature on French Truck-stops and their gourmet food.

Staff Writer for HG&PG magazine
Staff Writer for HG&PG magazine

I’m a staff writer for Hang Gliding and Paragliding Magazine, generating monthly features and photography.

Motoring Correspondent for The C.G.A.
Motoring Correspondent for The C.G.A.

I’m the motoring correspondent for The Country Gentleman’s Association Magazine providing alternative thoughts on the world of the car.

Meeting Prince Charles
Meeting Prince Charles

As a result of my work as the Science Project Director at the Catlin Arctic Survey I was invited to Clarence House to meet HRH Prince Charles.

BBC and ITV at the return of the Biotruck
BBC and ITV at the return of the Biotruck

The BBC and ITV came out to film news packages about the return of the Biotruck to the UK after two years driving around the world fuelled only by used cooking oil.

Speakers Corner Video
Speakers Corner Video

Speakers Corner, the corporate speaking agency, have made a video about my talks.

Blue Peter – Chip Fat Expert
Blue Peter - Chip Fat Expert

I was asked to help out with an episode of Blue Peter, in the capacity of “Chip Fat Expert” for a Green Car race across London – which me and presenter Helen Skelton won!  

Online Reporter for XCmag.com
Online Reporter for XCmag.com

I’m the new online reporter for XCmag.com, as well as being a regular contributor for their print magazine, Cross Country International.  

Ueli Steck Interview
Ueli Steck Interview

I tracked down legendary speed climber Ueli Steck to interview him about climbing three Alpine summits in one day. Different versions of the articles appeared in two print magazines.

R.T.S. Award – Best UK Documentary
R.T.S. Award - Best UK Documentary

I won the Royal Television Society award for the Best UK Documentary in 2005, for Detention Undercover – The Real Story, an undercover investigation into how immigration detainees are treated at removal centres in the UK. The story we broke went on to be the top story on the BBC’s 10 o’clock news, BBC Newsnight, [...]

Sports Illustrated profile of Brad Sander
Sports Illustrated profile of Brad Sander

I introduced paragliding to Sports Illustrated with a stunning photo essay and feature on Brad Sander’s flights in the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan.

Bornes to Fly
Bornes to Fly

Annecy, France. Spring 2012 – I competed in a 102km, three-day hiking and paragliding race through the Bornes massif, in the shadows of Mont Blanc. Bad weather meant that only seven pilots finished. I came a very respectable 30th out of 60, completing an alpine marathon each day for three consecutive days with a 12kg [...]

Jocky Sanderson Interview
Jocky Sanderson Interview

I landed an exclusive interview with S.I.V. guru, and paragliding celebrity Jocky Sanderson in Turkey for a 1800 word feature for Cross Country magazine.

Wired acro computer feature
Wired acro computer feature

This great story about Mad Scientist cum Paraglider Stuntman who built a gadget to teach himself paragliding loop the loops got snapped up by Wired for their sports website, along with versions to four other print magazines around the world. Photos and words by Andy Pag

Andy Pag/Special to the Chronicle
Andy Pag/Special to the Chronicle

My full page cover shot for the San Francisco Chronicle travel section. Muslim ladies picking grapes in a Moroccan vineyard. Amazing to think they printed 300,000 copies of my photo this big. And what a lovely turn of phrase their credits have.

Migration photographs in London Museum Exhibition
Migration photographs in London Museum Exhibition

My photos, which were chosen as the finalists in the Accademia Apulia’s “Migration, the story of a journey” photography competition in 2012, have been selected to be part of an exhibition at Wandsworth Museum in London this year, celebrating the importance of migrants in a globalised world. The exhibition runs until the 12th of September [...]

Finalist in Photography Award
Finalist in Photography Award

In 2012 my three-photo essay about the clearing of the “Pashtun Jungle” outside Calais was chosen as one of the 15 finalists in the Accademia Apulia’s Photography award, entitled “Migration, stories of a journey.”  

Redbull.com Adventure Features and Gear Reviews
Redbull.com Adventure Features and Gear Reviews

I’m a regular contributor to RedBull.com, writing Gear Reviews, Features and blogging for their Adventure site.   

Around the World on Rubbish
Around the World on Rubbish

Is it possible to drive around the world using rubbish? Apparently it is. I bought this old school bus from a scrap yard and with the help of friends, got it running, refurbished the inside into an eco-home using reclaimed materials, and converted the engine to run on used cooking oil, to see if we [...]

Andy@TEDx
Andy@TEDx

At the end of April I was invited to give a TEDx talk at St Andrews University. Organised by a great team, my talk went down really well. The video is coming soon.