Video on the Ethiopian coffee ceremony

In Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, the daily drinking of this ancient beverage is part of a ritualized cultural ceremony rich in history and sometimes hours in length. The beans are freshly roasted, incense is burned and multiple cups are passed around.  The 30 minute video I recently completed for an Ethiopian nonprofit has this 2 minute video about the ceremony with-in it….

Ethiopian Coffee Country

In January of 2015 I spent a week photographing  in the Ethiopian coffee regions for Green Mountain Coffee.  Here is a small sampling of the 3000 images I made.  The job called for mostly landscapes (to be used on the boxes of a new product) but I couldn’t help but to capture the workers as well and also show the…

Book of my Peru images.

I just made this epic tome of my images from Peru.  I built it as a book dummy and portfolio piece.  Its about 160 pages and is being printed on high quality, Ilford Pearl Lustre paper with archival end pages, an oatmeal colored linen cover with this cool, wrap around cover sheet.  You can view…

Road kill in China = flattened snakes.

While in China a couple months ago I visited the rural province of Jinagxi which is the SouthEast, about 6 hours from Shanghai.  While walking a road thru a lush mountain valley on the way to an isolated village I was struck by the incredible amount of insects and reptile buzzing, hopping and slithering about. …

Images from 1000 year old hamlet in rural China.

In October I went to China to visit family and during my two-week trip there my mother and  I ventured into the South Eastern province of Jianxi, a rural area full of farms, the city that originated blue painted porcelain ceramics to the world and of 1000 year old “postal roads”.  These trails, in-which mail was…

Blessing of the Car ceremony in the Southern Andes.

Proud owner of a newly blessed car. In my last trip to Peru I stumbled upon a ceremony where people came to have their vehicles blessed by a priest in the parking lot of a 200 year old church.  The priest from the church was going car to car and showering cars, people, engines, tires…

More recent images from Peru.

Here is some film images from my recent three week trip to Peru.  These are all from Peru’s capital city of Lima.  Pizarro founded the city in 1535 in the valleys of three conjoined rivers, hence the overcast and smoggy air quality as the surrounding desert mountains don’t let the air circulate out to the…

New images from recent trip to Peru.

Just returned the other day from my second jaunt to the land of my girlfriend.  Spent 3 weeks, a couple in Lima then a week in the south where my moms and I tackled a day on the famed Inca Trail and then took in Machu Picchu.  Twice in 9 months..never thought that would happen..so…

Shots from the bus on way to Lake Titicaca.

Lake Titicaca, one of the worlds highest lakes (12,500ft.) sits on the border of Bolivia and Peru.  It was quite beautiful.   And the 9 hour drive on the bus from Cusco was equally as beautious….rolling hills, snow-capped peaks, villages, valleys, etc…

Road trip to the South of Peru

Fiorella nailed this just 80km from Lima.  Part of a roadside billboard. For Christmas and New Years I ventured, along with my lady, to the Southern regions of Peru.  As a lover of road-trips I pushed for using the car and taking our time.  We seemed to enter a new eco-system every day..desert, dunes, coastal…