Shooting a 1958 Leica M3 with film during a quick trip to beautiful Nicaragua.
“Tom Hargrove’s dream life in Colombia becomes a nightmare when he is kidnapped by militant teenage rebels high in the Andes mountains and kept in captivity for nearly a year.” When the Discovery Channel decided to create a documentary about Tom Hargrove’s epic flight from the hands of the FARC militia in Colombia, they made [...]
Ferenc and István Ivanics walk the Earth like Cain from Kung Fu (but without the violence), and three years into their epic 6 year 9000 mile journey they drifted into Costa Rica. I spotted them while I was driving in Villareal and almost wrecked my car rubbernecking, trying to figure out if they were missionaries from a strange cult that tracked UFO’s into the jungle or perhaps something more sinister and bizarre.
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.
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 [...]
This is a photo-series shot in October 2009 Havana. Cuba is simply the best place to have a camera, everything is interesting to look at, everything is gritty. Cuba has the highest concentration of talent that I have ever experienced anywhere, the people are sharp, articulate, healthy, funny, and great looking. People that travel there to photograph old cars are really missing the boat, Cuba isabout the people. Go now, go before it is Starbucks. Go before it is infested with frat-boys on spring break. In otherwords, go before we fuck it up completely.
Somehow, I blame Werner Herzog for all of this. Whenever I manage to do something stupid in a “man versus nature” sort of way, I can’t help but to think that somehow the Bavarian madman director is influencing my bad decisions. Anyone that has seen the superb documentary about the making of Fitzcarraldo can feel the [...]
Amateur boxing from Granada Nicaragua. This was a blast, the little kids were amazing. Life for the kids in Grenada is touch, there are so many “lost children” who live on the streets and sniff glue to kill hunger, misery, and boredom. Seeing these kids boxing was great, and in the amazing setting of colonial [...]