Action Stations – all things production (and dodgy cell phone reception). Setting up the office in the UK


Saturday 16th June, 2012

A week or so ago, we arrived, from our home in New York, to a beautiful, warm, sunny day in London. But, since then, we’ve had rain, rain, a glimpse of the sun and then…well, more rain. Why did we leave New York, and a full blown summer, I ask myself?

However, not one to let the state of the weather deter us – we both grew up here, so we’re well versed in the good old British climate – we get to work, getting to work: setting up our ‘River Gambia Expedition, 2012 – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’ production office. This is when it gets really serious – the tension and excitement of planning a project – and our journey truly begins.

The next time you see a shot of the office, we’ll no doubt be surrounded by maps, gadgets, product (being very kindly donated on an almost daily basis), and empty coffee mugs – looking bleary-eyed, too, I’ll wager!

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Production Office.
Florio: “I can’t get a bloody signal!” We get a better reception on our cell phones in Africa then we do in a barn in Surrey! Image © Helen Jones-Florio 2012

We’re now already in full swing…it’ll be no sleep ’til Guinea!

Thanks for dropping by.

More updates soon.

The Florios

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About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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