No Reservations…

That baritone voice, the fuzzy guitar lick and those words. I wanted to be Anthony Bourdain, I wanted to be a cameraman on one of his adventures into food, the people and the stories. I started traveling like him. I look for the unusual, I talk to as many people as I can, I take picture and I’m always hungry. The food, the place, the country, the people, they are all connected and when we overlook one, we  potentially miss it all. 

I have some personal experience with loss from suicide and I cannot stress enough that this is a real crisis. The loss of family, friends and people that you didn’t know but that inspired you are a loss to us all. I cannot be quiet anymore. This isn’t just a silent cross of loss I’m willing to bear alone anymore. Stand up, be a part of the battle against mental illness that leads our friends and families down the dark path to the insatiable monster of suicide. Talk to someone, anyone. You don’t have to go this alone. You don’t need a reservation…

Please, please call 1-800-273-8255. There is someone there to talk to… right now. Continue reading “No Reservations…”

Haiti 2018

Poverty is complicated. The story behind the photo…

Sometimes, when I’m on assignment for Holt International, I see or hear something that gets a brief reaction from me, that causes me to turn the camera and capture the moment, but I don’t have the whole story. This photo and story is one of those situations. I took this photo. I knew this little girl had a a challenging life, but I really had no idea. Fortunately, a brilliant writer and Holt International’s creative director was also there. She captures the story of Phal and the story behind the shot. Continue reading “Poverty is complicated. The story behind the photo…”

India

I recently was on assignment in India for Holt International @holtintl. I really don’t have words to describe experiences so I’ll bring you a few images. I confess, I have a few that I’m rather pleased with so you may see several of them over time.

Outside looking in.