This is a slightly selfish post on my part mainly to warm up! Being the end of January and living in Montreal makes it slightly cooler than the hills of Virginia mid August!
These photographs were all taken while on a great mountain biking trip through the Shenandoah trail network. There really is beauty all around us, we just need to pay attention and take it in. Read more
I was recently in Miami for a quick recharge at 1 Hotel South Beach. The hotel was full of natural woods, bright light and comfortable seating. Photographing and appreciating the details of this interior space was very rewarding. It opened me up to a whole new style of photography and pushed me out of my normal element. There are potential photographs all around us, you just have to look! Read more
There is a very special feeling and mood when walking the streets of Vienna. You can feel the history of the city, the great artists that spent their life creating world-renowned work within the white walls of these beautiful buildings. As an artist walking the streets, admiring the legendary pieces of art in the museums and taking in new sights and sounds it is a truly inspiring experience. Read more
I would describe Tokyo in one word. AMAZING! I’ve never been to such a clean and orderly city with such kind and respectful people. It was truly a remarkable experience. It was a quick trip and I only had a bit of time before my flight back home but I quickly downloaded the metro app and started to explore! Read more
2014 has been a very busy year of travel which has been great because it means I’m also photographing new places. The last month however, has been more quiet on the travel front and I find I’m shooting more local street and abstract photography. I always keep an eye out for interesting shapes, contrasts and colours. I find each year I go through one of these stages and the most important aspect is to keep shooting!
Have fun out there!
This post is off subject from why I was in Senegal, to document water projects with Water Charity in the rural villages, however I felt like I had to share what I’ve been witnessing.
There are many great organizations working to bring the basics to the villages such as water, sanitation and education. However, there does not seem to be much effort in the bigger cities. Sure many of these cites have electricity and bottled water but the filth, poor sanitation and poverty are factors of major concern. Read more
Just off the coast of Dakar, sits an island with a very long and dark history. It was an island once used for the Atlantic Slave Trade. Now it is a popular tourist attraction with a ton of local artists selling their work. The buildings and the art are all very colourful, a place you could spend an entire day photographing. I found the village quaint and very cute. Enjoy the colours!
I can’t think of a better way to have completed our round of Water Charity / Peace Corps project visits. The project in the Guague Cherif Village was a newly constructed well within the grounds of the Health Hut. What I didn’t expect was to learn about all the other amazing pieces to this larger project. Read more
At only 10 years old, this was one of the newest villages we’ve seen so far on the trip.
For me, the kids really stuck out as they were so happy and full of energy. It’s amazing to see them run around kicking a ball of rags as a soccer ball but being so happy to be playing with their friends. Even when a few of them fell out of the tree, there were no tears or screams, just a lot of laughter! Read more