Kitoko Oyo. A Truly Worthwhile Cause

Sometimes all we can do is hold a hand, offer support, and be a listening ear. Often that’s more valuable then you can ever know. This is from my first trip to Congo in 2014 with @pappyorion & @focuscongo. I love the colours, the tones, the shape, and the message that this image communicates. We…

Spring has Come to Ukraine

Spring is here! Out in the forest yesterday and the forest floor was covered in these beautiful little white flowers🌼. I love this time of the year! It’s fresh, clean, new, and beautiful. Plus it means summer is on its way! . . . . . . . . . . . . . ….

Fish Markets in Bukavu

I’m still not sure I want to eat these dried fish 🐠🐟, but I definately still love this image! I was walking around in the region of Zaire in Bukavu with @chikalamihigo6 and the sight of this lady selling these fish, so delicately arranged on her table, caught my eye right away. She thought it…

The Beautiful Top End of Australia

I came across this old photo today from 2008. I was in Darwin, Australia and captured this beautiful sunset. The skies, sunsets and sunrises in the Northern Territory are just spectacular! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #everydayeverywhere #travelphotography #australiasunset #sunset_oftheworld #photo_pond #world_photography_hub #northernterritoryadventures #onassignment #australia_shotz…

Beautiful Emotions

I love this kid. My daughter Daphney is sort expressive. Happy or sad she sure let’s you know how she is feeling. I remember taking this photo around the 4th of July in Sweden. She had been playing in the dirt, eating BBQ, and by the end of the day, she really just needed to…

Boating on Lake Ternopil

Out and about this past weekend with the @ternopil_photo_club. Walking around the lake here in Ternopil I found a boat. I like boats, but preferably ones that float…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #humanitarianphotography #landscape_captures #photojournalism #instaukraine #travelphotography #ryancarterimages #ternopilcity #ternopilgram #landscapephotography #nikon…

Before the Cyclone – Farmers in Malawi

In light of the recent #cycloneidai that hit Malawi, I’d like to bring attention to the farmer’s who live and work off the fertile land in Malawi. Agriculture is so important to the people and economy of Malawi, and the cyclone has devastated what is the only source of food and income for many. One…

Kids in a Congo Classroom.

Education is something we often take for granted. In the Congo it’s often thought of as a privilege and these children are so happy that they get the opportunity for an education. I was fortunate to get to visit this school with @focuscongo and meet the teachers and students. They are doing great work in…

The Kitoko Oyo Team

Much of my work is often done alone. Hours in front of the computer editing, travelling, shooting. I’m so happy to be working with @pappyorion.media & @andsomeveggies on @kitoko_oyo, a project where we present stories of beauty found in the DRC. These guys are super talented, inspire me, and we have a great time together….

Then and Now. Photos from a Ukrainian Village

It was over 50 years ago that Veronik sat and posed for this old portrait. She was 25 at the time, and now in her 79th year, I can only begin to imagine the changes that she has witnessed and experienced during those years. We were visiting Veronik and her sister in the house they…