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…

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…

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

Enjoy the Journey

Today we are flying to Minsk, Belarus. I love seeing new places, all though the getting to new places I don’t enjoy so much Travel, especially with kids, even such well behaved kids as mine are being today, is always exhausting. I guess flying 30,000 feet up in a tin can with wings at 800km/h…

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…

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…