Nothing and Nowhere

I went nowhere. I saw nothing. Nowhere was hot by day, sandy by day and night. Nothing was spectacular. It all started in my car. The car started with a turn of a key. I drove on a whim. I had daymares as night came on—unsavory visions from the future appeared in my headlights. I…

The Road West

***NOTE: With these landscapes, the quality increases dramatically if you click into the slideshow THEN click “View full size” in the bottom right corner*** Thanks are in order. Thanks to all the people who gave me a couch or a bed to sleep on. Thanks for the good times. Thanks to the roadside fruit vendor…

Natural Sri Lanka

Although it was more a writing retreat than a trip focused on photography, there was plenty to point a lens at this past three months in Sri Lanka. It’s a great place to visit. The people are an absolute joy to be around. And if you like birds, forget about it. For any loyal followers…

The pretty ones

What to write about these butterflies (and moths – moths always get a bad rap)? Well, I’ve been cooped up in a city of sorts the last couple of months. And though it’s a lovely city (Cusco, Peru), I haven’t smelled the butterflies in a while. So on this week’s post, that’s what you get…

Festival de San Sebastián

The district of San Sebastián, just outside the center of Cusco, Peru, hosts quite the festival in January. The main parade features dance troupes from around the district and local men carry a massive statue of San Sebastián through town on their shoulders. A traditional feast of cold meats including Cuy (Guinea Pig) is part…

Portrait of Udaipur

No silly story or much worthwhile insight coming your way in this here post. I will mention that I’m writing this from Cusco, Peru, and will likely take to the streets here with the camera for some portraits soon. Udaipur, India has some of the nicest streets to take to I’ve known and was where…

My Achilles and the Andes

SPECIAL NOTE*** PLEASE click to the bottom right of the slideshow where it says, “View full size” to see the photos in full resolution. Or click into the “Landscape” gallery on the bar left of the homepage and check them out there. Thanks, now enjoy the story!*** What follows is a tale of immeasurable bravery…

Bienvenido a coastal Chocó – Part 3 – La Fiesta del Gallo

Here’s how it goes down: A live rooster is buried up to its neck, allowing it to look around and evaluate the situation it’s in. Being a rooster (gallo), it doesn’t likely know what to make of the crowd or the machete, but it still seems plenty uncomfortable and whether it’s the panic or the…

Bienvenido a coastal Chocó – Part 2 – La playa

The dreamy low-tide sunset is a stark contrast to the night sky of the Chocó. The clouds grow angry and bloated until they give way to a psychotic tantrum that threatens to wash the village into the sea. Every night in my bungalow, I lay awake listening. The lightning is ceaseless and judging by the…

Bienvenido a coastal Chocó – Part 1 – Las ranas

My first instinct was not to write about this place so nobody new would find out it exists. On the other hand, like so many of the best places, Colombia’s Chocó coast could stand to be taken notice of by the right folks from the outside. A land packed to the green brim with endemic…