Archive for December, 2009

La Guajira Colombia

La Guajira Colombia

This is the end of the world, a place so beautiful and desolate, forsaken by God and government in the middle of nowhere Colombia on the Caribbean bordering Venezuela. The Lonely Planet guidebook that we were using for travel information ended paradoxically hundreds of kilometers away from here, giving this place that special travel mystique that is hard to find in these days of accessible tourism.

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse

I adore bouillabaisse. I learned to make a great one years ago from a French chef, have had the real thing in Marseille fresh from the Mediterranean, and now have had the best one ever in the unlikely location of Costa Rica.

Golf Digest Perfection at the Four Seasons Papagayo

Golf Digest Perfection at the Four Seasons Papagayo

I had wanted to shoot his photo for a long time. I do some work at the wonderful Four Seasons Hotel in Costa Rica, and I was photographing a corporate group playing golf and doing various activities and I camped out on this amazing hole and waited for the perfect light and the perfect shot. It was [...]


Fisheye Life Portrait

Fisheye Life Portrait

A young campesina girl studies English with a coloring book at her simple home in Costa Rica. The house, considered old at about 50 years, is a simple wooden structure without windows and with garden fence covering as room dividers. The photo is composed in the style of Emmit Gowin series that was shot in the early ’70s depicting [...]

Macro Frog and Locust

Macro Frog and Locust

Sometimes the small and insignificant creatures in Costa Rica can be the most interesting to photograph.

Maternity Portrait

Maternity Portrait

My friend Caroline is beautiful in every conceivable way, and I jumped when given the chance to photograph her. The trouble was, we were in France and I had just a camera and a standard lens and no lighting. I wanted a studio photograph with quality light that was controllable, so we worked smart by waking [...]


High Key Product Shooting

High Key Product Shooting

This is a simple, and clean product shot that I used to illustrate the price of clean water in Costa Rica. I was publishing a rather controversial local magazine, and the hot topic of the month was sewage treatment. This is a difficult concept to properly illustrate without being nasty, so I chose this approach [...]