Hope for Ukraine

A big part of my photography work is telling positive stories of work being done and the hope created in areas that many people believe to be hopeless. I love this, and my desire is for you to get a taste of it too, through my images, and to feel moved and compelled to get…

This is Nankafu.

Meet Nankafu. I loved photographing her while on assignment with @womenforwomen in the DRC. A few years ago, her husband left her and forced her from their home after she had several miscarriages. How did she respond? She joined the Women for Women program, started her business, took her ex husband to court and got…

My Congolese Brother

Here’s @pappyorion. This guy is so passionate about people. His love for his country of Congo 🇨🇩 is contagious. It’s so fun to work with you brother and your always good to photograph! Check out, follow, and support some of the things he is involved with: ▪️@focuscongo ▪️@kitoko_oyo ▪️@humanitariansofbukavu ▪️@pappyorion.media . . . . ….

Sacredness of Tears

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep forgiveness, and of unspeakable love. I made this photograph in one of the communities in the outskirts of Johannesburg while on assignment…

Nepal.

Namaste & Welcome to Nepal! A country packed full of history and culture, unmatched natural beauty and people full of joy and hospitality. My experiences in Nepal have been so beautiful. Everyone I have met has been friendly, and open to a chat and a photo. I have been 4 or 5 times now, on…

International Albinism Awareness Day

Today is International Albinism Awareness Day. So I wanted to tell you about this young boy I met in the DRC. On my first trip to Congo in 2014 I was given the Swahili name Chubaka meaning builder. On my last trip to Congo with @kitoko_oyo I was taking photos at a meeting for the…

Transportation Nepal Style

A common sight along the high and narrow winding trails in the Himalayas are these pack mules carrying all kinds of goods to the small villages scattered throughout the mountains. Everything from food and water to building materials need to be carried up the mountain. In December, I was in Nepal to photograph a trek…

The Himalayan Cheese Man

High up the Langtang trail, in the small village of Kyanjin Gompa, we met the cheese man. The art of Yak cheese making has been passed on down his family line and he was only too willing to show us his little factory and explain the process of making cheese from Yak milk mostly by…

Malawian Smiles

I love this smile. Meeting people like this is always the highlight of my travels. Amazing people, hard working, generous and hospitable. In Malawi, 80% of the population works in agriculture. The cost of buying / hiring / using farming machinery in Malawi far exceeds the cost of hiring labourers to do the same work,…

I wanted to share with you another of the heroes that work at Chahi Hospital in Bukavu in the DR Congo. It’s this friendly, caring attitude that is shown to people that brings lasting change and respect in the local community. This respect is essential to the continued work of the hospital to the local…