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…

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…

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…

Cayman in the market…

This little hog-tied pre-historic reptile was in the Belen market in Iquitos.  It was nice to get with-in inches from an animal you would never really get to see let alone study but it was bitter-sweet, as it sucks seeing a beautiful animal waiting to die in such a manner.

“Necessity”, the mother of inventive head injuries.

Jaw dropping differences in safety practices  from the suburban landscapes of the US with this main throughfare in Iquitos, Peru, a Northern jungle town accesible only by air or water, left me safely standing in the middle of an intersection for 2 hours.

The horror….., the horror…..

Bugs.  All sorts of bugs.  I am not sure what specific little bastards ate us raw during the  4 workshops that we conducted in the Amazon but they surely had their way with us.  I only caught it in the neck and back and feet but the rest of the group had a plethora of…

Lovely(?) Holga mishaps in the jungle

The Holga camera is a 120 or 2 1/4 film camera with a plastic lens.  It vignettes, distorts and falls apart while using it.  It is generally used to impart an antique, artful vision to your photographs.  I started to use them in school in the early 90’s and continue to as their simplicity is…

Ugly Cakes of the Amazon

The last time I was in the community I am working with in the southern Amazonian region of Peru, there was a ceremony for kids graduating from kindergarten.  It was at this weird event (natives listening to french waltz, children dressed in western garb, baked goods!) that I was a witness to an array of…

Images from my last and last jaunt to the jungle

The Andes out of the 8 seater plan I was lucky enough to take for the last two trips to the jungle forgoing the triathlon of nausea I was getting sick of. The downside of flying to the amazon is being stuck at the base camp of the oil company we are being sponsored by. …

Our martial arts obsessed friend in the Amazon + more!

This guy, who is mute due to falling out of a hammock as a child, is our good buddy when we go to the community.  He has an amazing spirit, smiles a lot and likes to break into spontaneous body-building poses.  I think he may have been drunk here as it’s during a Sunday afternoon…

Amazon Images from Workshop 3

Here are some images from the last workshop I taught in the Amazon here in Peru. This is a snake that a community member had killed while farming across the river.  A number of people had gathered around the snake and where shining flash lights on it.  It was supposedly a very deadly species.  The…

More videos from the amazon..

So I call this the “Wow” video.  U will soon see why.  This is the largest tree I have seen in the jungle.  It looks to be about 500 years old but a young native told me he thought it was only about 50. Trees do age according to their species but this thing was…