Quirky Colombia: Mompox Part 3

For all its beautiful colonial charm, Mompox still has a quirky personality. And like most small towns, Mompox is too small to hide the eccentricities that reveal themselves while wandering its dusty streets. For me, there’s a lot of aimless … Continued


Portraits of Homelessness Overcome

A few weeks ago while shooting portraits for Homefirst, an organization in Plainsfield, NJ that works to keep families from becoming homeless and help homeless families find homes, I felt amazed and humbled at the kid’s perseverance. Homefirst transformed the … Continued


A Meal to Remember (Complements of the Sikh)

Hunger and inequality breed many societal problems. Each culture and religion confronts these issue in different ways, but Sikh altruism resolves to address these issues through a full belly (yours). At the Golden Temple (and other Sikh temples) a kitchen … Continued


Rishikesh Revealed

The Ganges River’s frothy turquoise rapids divide Rishikesh like a spiritual scalpel separating a sacred heart. Set in India’s Himalayan Foothills, Rishikesh found fame through The Beatles 1968 visit to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of transcendental meditation. While … Continued


A Few More from Boston Beach

After taking photos of the kids in the previous post, I offered to E-mail them the images. E-mail? Not an option, so I’m sending prints addressed to their post office via good old fashioned snail mail. Below are a few … Continued


Jamaica’s Tastiest Jerk

Sizzling grills, full of jerk chicken and fish, blow tangy clouds of smoke as the waves of Boston Beach crash in the distance. Renowned for its spicy-sweet jerk sauce and rumbling surf break, Jamaica’s Boston Beach is a laid back … Continued


Stepping Off the Jamaican Resort

Everybody said: “Don’t go,” “Don’t do it,” “It’s too dangerous.” “It’s not safe. I’m scared for you,” echoed in my mind as we exited Jamaica’s Montego Bay international airport and brushed by the taxi drivers looking to make a quick … Continued


Official Business: Faces of the Rickshaw Yard

Heading to the office seemed to take on new meaning at the Dhakan rickshaw yard. The packed dirt ground was covered in trash and slick with maroon betel nut stains, the Bangladeshi equivalent of chewing tobacco. Animal, children and men wandered around … Continued


Pedal Power: Dhaka’s Rickshaw Runners – Part 2

Rickshaw drivers don’t mess around, but how can they when a diesel spewing bus is barreling down on them? An all too common site in Bangladesh. The rule of the Bangladeshi road: the biggest vehicle wins; cars, motorcycles and especially bicycle rickshaws swerve out … Continued