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…

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…

Chahi Hospital in Bukavu DRC

I was with @orionpappyin the DR Congo and as we were being shown around Chahi Hospital, this boy was undergoing minor surgery. Chahi Hospital has undergone many changes and improvements over the last few years since I first visited in 2014, mostly due to the hard work and fundraising of #focuscongo. New equipment, surgery, training, and staff…

Swedish Snow Day

My daughter Hazel loves playing outside. Coming from Australia, snow is not a normal part of outside play, but she didn’t take long to fall in love with it! Snow balls, snow men, snow angels and sledding – perfect for a little girls play time! #snow #portrait #portraiture #sledding #snowstorm #nikon #kids #children #outdoors #adventure…

Dried Fish in the Markets of Bukavu

I love walking through markets in far away places. A well constructed mound of whole dried fish may not be a huge money maker back home, but on the streets of Bukavu in the DR Congo this won’t last long at all. #photojournalism #photography #fish #food #delicious #portrait #congo #congolese #drc #africa #market #delicacy #nikon…

A Portrait of Eero

I met @eeropu here @ywamrestenas. I love his creativity and passion for beautiful things. After completing his DTS I got to photograph the graduating class. Eero’s portrait is one of my favorites. #portrait #portraiture #photography #nikon #photooftheday #ywam #ywamrestenas #blackandwhite #model #sweden #fin

Clean Wool – The vital ingrediant in hand woven rugs

Wool – An integral part of rug weaving in the Azeri villages of Georgia. Here the women of the village gather together, using sticks to beat the dirt and grime from the wool. The process is done while sitting in the rapidly flowing river which helps to wash the impurities away. #Georgia #traditional #artisan #photography…

Honey!

Looking through some old photos this morning and I came across this. I took this while studying years ago. Of all the photos I took at school, this is one of my favorites and it was shot on a wood bench in my backyard. Simple is often best! #food #honey #stilllife #photography #delicious #beautiful #nikon…