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…

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…

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…

Behind The Scenes in Kathmandu Nepal

I’ve spent the week in Kathmandu shooting next year’s collection for @dinadinepal. It’s been a blast even when @kirstinedonskov and @prestonthiessen thought they would look good alongside the beautiful @kxaxrxmxa

10 Points to Better Understand Your Photographer

Everyone takes photos, not everyone is a photographer. I thought I would make a list of the top 10 things that will help you understand your photographer better,  and help your photographer not want to punch you in the face. 1. Yes I took 1000 photos of you, and no you will not see them…

My Bucket List – A Mix Of Fun & Fulfillment.

Hospital is a good place to think, well maybe not a good place to think, but none the less, a place that gives you plenty of time to think. Last month gave me a trip to emergency, some surgery and a week in the hospital, during which I had little else to do but think, plan…

Starting out . . . .

I came across an interesting website today, visualpeacemakers.org. There is a lot of interesting articles, interviews, photos and documentaries on the site, and one that really stood out to me, considering the direction my photography is taking me is the following by photographer David duChemin. David duChemin’s Thoughts on Starting Out. 1. First, you don’t need…

The Power of an Image – World Press Photos of 2013

I have just finished browsing the winners for the 2013 World Press Photo Competition. I was blown away with the quality of the images, and the ability of these amazing photographers to put themselves in a position to capture them. The ability to put themselves in a situation like this, and still be able to…

Ancient Monasteries of Armenia – A Black & White Collection.

I spent 2011 in Armenia with my wife and daughter working with the christian missions organization Youth With a Mission. While we didn’t get to see all the amazing sights that Armenia has to offer, we did get to a fair few of them, and I did get to take many photos. Many of these…

Making History With A Photograph.

So, last night I finally got around to watching a documentary I came across a few weeks back. It’s made by National Geographic, narrated by Morgan Freeman and is titled “The President’s Photographer.” The documentary is about Pete Souza, the official White House Photographer for President Barack Obama and the Director of the White House…