When protests started in Bahrain on Feb 14, and the subsequent violence and killing of demonstrators by the police and army, journalists rushed to the island kingdom. But soon they were being detained at the airport, and their professional filming and photographic equipment was being seized. So when I travelled in, I brought the smallest kit I could.
Working in Pearl Roundabout, also known as Lulu Roundabout, was difficult, as everyone had a story and they were desperate for the international community to hear them, to help them. I was filming a documentary on a small camcorder, but even that drew a lot of attention.
But with an unobtrusive Canon G12 compact, I shot these photographs and recorded the audio, barely noticed by people.
With the protests now broken up, and the camp and Pearl monument itself destroyed on the King's orders, these images are a record of a brief and bloody episode in Bahrain's history.