Be Courageous

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. – Desmond Tutu I was fortunate to go on a Safari while in…

Integrity of Faith

“The integrity of or faith is measured by our concern for the poor.” It’s so easy to overlook the needs all around us let alone the extreme needs that face over half the worlds population. We’re not even inconvenienced by that kind of extreme poverty because those stricken by it are not only poor, they…

Power of a Camera

It’s very interesting to me how a camera can turn an outgoing, self confident person remarkably shy or transform a quiet, introvert into a performer. I never get tired of making images of people. Exploring the face and the person as they, even only briefly, become central to my attention. I love not knowing what…

One Proud African Mama

We left Bukavu early in the morning. We had a plan for what we needed to film that day, but there were a lot of unknowns. After an hour or so in the Land Cruiser, we arrived in this small village where we hoped to not only find the scene we needed to capture, but…

Remarkable View of the Remarkable Rocks

While visiting Kangaroo Island a while ago, we explored the Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park. Perched high above the sea, the impressive rocks form what appear to be a cluster of precariously balanced granite boulders. This stunning work of nature has been shaped over many, many years by the erosive forces of wind,…

Look into my Eyes..

Just another adorable little guy wanting his photo taken in Congo for @kitoko_oyo. I was at a family home taking photos of a mother cooking for her family. As we were laughing, talking, and taking photos together this little boy just had to have his photo taken. He was so happy as I stated taking…

Friendship is Beautiful

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare I was on assignment in Malawi and was instantly captivated by this special bond between these 2 girls. I’m generally not a guy who makes…

Namaste!

Nepal and it’s people are so beautiful. A scene like this with the old lady walking through the rice fields, mountains in the background is straight out of a movie. My experience, while very limited, was very positive here in Nepal. Everyone I met was friendly, and open to a chat and a photo. I…

The Face

The face. We all have one. Mine is different from yours. Each one shares part of a story, and conceals the rest of the story. Once you get to know a face, the entirety of the story is there to be read and understood. This is a farmer from a small village in Armenia. The…

Swan Lake in Lviv

The beauty of dance. Watching ‘Swan Lake’ at the ballet theatre in Lviv last night. The grace and talent of the dancers was very impressive! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #travel #photo_pond #photojournalism #documentaryphotographer #portraitpower #YourShotPhotographer #ballet #dance #lviv #ukraine…