Once in the ancient city of Palmyra (Syria) there ruled a warrior queen called Zenobia, who rebelled against the Romans and captured lands as far to the west as Egypt and also in Asia Minor to the north. Now Palmyra - like the rest of Syria - is facing an uncertain future as the country descends slowly but surely into civil war.
My company, Profoundly Superficial Photography, seeks extraordinary surfaces with hidden depths.
As a film-maker, my work has been shown throughout the world at venues including the Directors' Guild of America (Hollywood) and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London).
I am also one of the translators of the Srebrenica Report, which investigated the Dutch forces' failure to prevent the genocide of Muslim men during the war in Bosnia.