Saharan Dust Gets Tropical, Barbados-Style

Africa’s Saharan Desert winds blow across the Atlantic, carrying dust, ash and biological entities hitching an ocean-spanning ride. Since 1996, Edmund Blades has managed the University of Miami’s Barbados Atmospheric Chemistry Observatory and it’s 17-meter tall tower. Situated on Ragged … Continued


Such Great Barbadian (Saharan) Heights

Africa’s Saharan Desert winds blow across the Atlantic, carrying dust, ash and biological entities hitching an ocean-spanning ride. Since 1996, Edmund Blades has managed the University of Miami’s Barbados Atmospheric Chemistry Observatory and it’s 17-meter tall tower. Situated on Ragged … Continued


Safe in Barbadian Surf

Barbadian life is full of contradictions. Generally it’s a safe island whose crime is concentrated in impoverished neighborhoods often saturated with drugs and gangs. Outside of those, as these photos affirm, crime – including theft – is minimal. At Brandon’s … Continued


Machu Pichu’s Carved Mountaintops

Talking about terraced fields sent me digging through my image archive looking for other photos I’ve shot showing human ingenuity. Below are a few early morning photos from Peru’s Machu Pichu, with clouds rolling up the mountain from the nearby … Continued


Terms of Abandonment

  Abandoned mansions crumbling and fading under the glaring Bangladeshi sun line the once prosperous street in Painam Nagar, a forgotten village near Dhaka. Built by wealthy Hindu merchants between 1895 and 1905, their former owners fled the country after … Continued


Angkor Wat’s Dancing Walls

Light creates romance, saturating the curves and shadows of Angkor Wat’s beautifully ornate carvings in a dewy glow. Temple visitors are smitten by an overwhelming awe of Angkor’s jagged, heavenly architecture. Fewer tourists explore the temples later in the day … Continued


Jamaican Shadow Play

  Stark beauty often hides within the lush. In Jamaica’s northern coast a few places caught my eye; each offering a different sense of silence, yet both projecting a flirtatious play on presence. The first photo shows plants growing through a church … Continued