Ruth Washburn Middle 3s – 2009/2010

•May 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

What a great year at Ruth Washburn for the Middle 3s!

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The DR

•April 14, 2010 • 1 Comment

Each year I try to make some of my time available for a project that could either use a little help or afford me the chance to be involved in something larger than my own little world. Although my paid work often does just that, it’s normally a completely different experience for me if there is not a “client” watching me closely. So a few weeks ago I had the chance to go to the Dominican Republic for a week with some friends from my church and help do some construction at a place called Mission Emanuel. We also visited a leper colony, a first for me. It was an outstanding trip! I did take my camera and got a few shots off everywhere I went. Here is a sampling:

For those of you who want to see more, check out the slideshow below…

Haiti – The Aftermath

•February 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

A few final selects from Haiti. Life continues there much the same way it did in the immediate days after the January 12, 2010 earthquake — a deep fear of aftershocks, futures filled with uncertainty, and people everywhere wondering how they are going to make it. There are no easy answer for Haiti right now. Hopefully these images will keep Haiti in your mind a little longer than the average news cycle, which has now largely moved on to the next crisis in the world…

Want to see more? Play the file below.

Haiti – Here Comes the Rain Again

•February 19, 2010 • 1 Comment

Two nights ago I was awakened by something wet hitting my feet, which were sticking out of my tent trying to keep cool (at the expense of getting consumed by mosquitoes). It was raining, and raining hard. I quickly zipped everything up and stayed relatively dry. Not so for hundreds of thousands of Haitians living on the streets and in tent cities. Many of those people woke up soaking in ankle deep mud, with everything that they own, themselves included, totally drenched.

This is just the start of a months-long rainy season, and the start of a whole new wave of troubles for a people still deeply affected by the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Here are a few images from the day after the rain, as well as life in one of Haiti’s poorer areas – the Solino Slum.

Haiti – Impressions

•February 14, 2010 • 1 Comment

I hit the ground in Haiti on Feb. 9 at 9:10 in the morning. I was greeted by U.S. Army choppers overhead, carrying supplies to God knows where, and the deafening roar of the C17 Charleston backing up on the runway. It still felt very much like a war zone. Over the next week I took a great many photographs. Here are a few.

I have intentionally not made many posts about my time in Haiti. It remains a difficult situation for all of those here and who have been affected (which is nearly everyone). So let it suffice to say that it was and continues to be a difficult assignment at times, and challenging in nearly every way. Please continue to keep these people in your hearts and prayers. They need it, and will for the long haul.

The Mountain Kingdom

•December 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I traveled with World Vision last month to shoot in Lesotho. The mountain kingdom has a great deal of cool looking people and amazingly rugged landscape. I shot a lot of photographs. Here are eight of them…

Used a Nikon F5 (loved it) and had a great time–would accept another assignment there for sure! See more stuff from that shoot.

Nicola – Italy

•October 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Here is the man Nicola. And Como and Torino. Loved it. Nikon N80.