Colourful Nepal

Nepal is so colourful – and I love it. The explicitly colourful nature of everything around me really struck me, be it the clothing, buildings or food, everything seems to be coloured. All around are beautiful blends and clashing contrasts and it took a while for me, especially being a very visual person, to adjust…

People. Faces. Amazing.

People are amazing. I remember a day back in Australia sitting talking with my friend, mentor, and boss @richard_lyons_photography. He mentioned how he would find interesting things about every person around him, and often catch himself staring intently at complete strangers, lost in his plans of how he would photograph them to draw out the…

Water Chores in Congo

Washing clothes, collecting water, bathing, and of course, playing with your friends. These are the daily chores here in the DRC. What were your childhood chores? Please let me know in the comments below: where you grew up and what chores you did growing up in that place! I’d love to hear the differences between…

Transport around Armenia

If I think back to the many places I have traveled, the tiny village of Dashtadem in Armenia seems one of the most remote. This small village of barely 100 people lies at the end of what can hardly be called a road anymore. The village is cut off from the world for months on…

The Creative Process of my Photography

Composition. Texture. Subject. Depth. Tone. Expression. Light. Shadow. Emotion. Story. Exposure. Focal length. Lens. Depth of field. Point of focus. Movement. Everytime I look through my camera during the image making process, these are the things that are flying through my mind. I love photography as an art form both for the creative process and…

The Spectacular Odzun Church in Armenia

Of the many places I have got to live and visit, Armenia is one of those places that leaves such beautiful memories. No where I have traveled has come close to Armenia for the sheer number and age of ancient historical buildings, churches and monasteries. I by no means got to see all of them,…

Healthcare to the Villages of Ukraine

I met this old lady in the village of Verbovets, Ukraine. With her limited mobility, she was so happy to have the opportunity to talk with and be helped by the medical clinic that setup for the week in her small village. For the last few years, I’ve spent time each spring working on assignment…

Working the Fertile Land of Malawi

In the beautiful, fertile soil of Malawi, you see many people out working the fields. In this small plot of land just outside Blantyre, it is no different. Daily Life is hard, but people in the “Warm Heart of Africa” go about this work with a smile, hoping to create a better life for themselves…

Everyone Deserves Clean Water

In Malawi it is common to see people like this woman collecting water from whatever questionable source is available. I really enjoyed meeting the people in Malawi, and everyone I met was beautiful, friendly, and generous. However behind the smiles are lots of stories of hardship. Malawi suffers frequent droughts and in an economy that…