The Sun setting over Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle

‘Kamin’ – the Slavic word for stone. The impressive stone fortress of Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle finds its name derived from this word and you can see why. Built on a limestone formation on the Smotrych river, its walls, the old, and the new parts of the castle, as well as the original 12 towers, must have…

Empowering Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

As a part of the Women For Women program in the DR Congo, this lady has been able to purchase and develop her own plot of land to grow vegetablesto sell and help create a positive future for herself and her family. I love this country and it is awesome to see the positive impact…

Congolese Adventures – Three Years On

  I have a Focus Congo calendar hanging on the wall in our hallway. This month is the picture above of Ombeni from my first trip to the DR Congo back in 2014. I was travelling around the Bukavu area with @pappyorion and Ombeni had come to our place to meet up with Pappy. I…

The ruins of Terebovlia Castle

One of the things I love about living in Western Ukraine is the history and amazing sights all around the area. There is something awe-inspiring about walking through the remains of castles, imagining the grandeur and power that at one time emanated from such powerful structures. I find myself peering out through arrowslits in the…

Fashion Photography, Culture & A Dead Buffalo

The “Buffalo Incident” while shooting in Durbar Square, Nepal. Dinadi Courtesy of the amazing Dinadi team in Kathmandu, here I am again back in Nepal working with fashion photography, re-connecting with old friends, and making new ones. I love that my job gives me the opportunity to meet extraordinary people from all over, people who…

The Nikon D850.

The #d850 – now joining my backpack of gear. Totally looking forward to getting to know it, use it and hopefully deliver some amazing images. It’s going to be a great year.

Hand made Azeri Rugs in Georgia

I was watching TV this morning and the presenters where sitting with a beautiful rug under the chairs. It reminded me of the time I spent in Georgia taking images for #ReWoven. These beautiful hand woven rugs are products of many months of skilled work by highly talented artisans.  I spent time in a camp…

Women in the DRC

I took this image while on assignment working with Women for Women in the DRC and witnessing the great programs they are running. I love what they are doing to help empower women and bring positive change to the DRC. Proud to have the opportunity to photograph these women! #ryancarterimages #Repost @womenforwomen ・・・ Happy #FridayFeeling!…

Life in the DR Congo

I first visited Chahi Hospital back in 2014. Located in a poor and dangerous region of Bukavu in the DR Congo, the need for quality health care is tremendous. My first impressions of this hospital were of a small, and somewhat dirty facility where over worked staff battled over crowding, lack of basic essentials such…