Not everything is black-and-white.

New York Times Photography director Kathy Ryan thought the black-and-white focused the viewers’ attention to the sculptural forms of traditional fishing pens, “delicate spindly sticks jutting from the water.” June 2015

Which images make the cut?

Wishing for supper was my first image selected by a juror for publication in The Rotarian (June 2013) . Four-time Pulitzer Prize winning Juror Carol Guzy noted: – striking layered composition, with little surprises in the image such as the cat in the corner– excellent use of light– subtle tonal palette provides ambiance– environmental portrait…

How can you connect with your subject?

Pulitzer-prize winning, NY Times photographer Damon Winter selected my portrait because the photo “showed a quiet grace and a direct and intimate connection between the subject and the photographer.” How did we connect? Initially we chatted about his beautiful home, an old Fes al Bali mansion. Then, I noticed his dog, a cocoa brown Rottweiler,…

Day 1: Baffin Island Trek

July 30, 2019. Uneventful flight (that the way we like them!) from Ottawa (CYOW) to Iqaluit (CYFB, the FB derived from the English name Frobisher Bay). Tomorrow we’ll be on the 09:00 flight from CYFB to Qikiqtarjuaq, the Inuktituk word for Big Island, and start our 98 km hike of Auyuittuq National Park.

National Geographic: Nohayquiensepa

FIFTH of FIVE of my images selected by National Geographic Photography Editor for their “Daily Dozen” Best Images (April 07, 2011).Adapted from the play, Nohayquiensepa, a testament to Politically Disappeared Indigenous Americans.

NatGeo: Guarding the Zenana

June 17, 2009: National Geographic DAILY DOZEN Guarding the Zenana becomes the SECOND of my 5 images chosen by NatGeo Photography Editor as one of the 12 best daily submissions.

Khadija: Memories of Marrakech

National Geographic DAILY DOZEN: Khadija makes herstory when NatGeo Photography Editor selected this photo as one of the best submissions. She was my “very first ever” Daily Dozen Selection (Nov 7, 2008).  

Day 1: Trekking Mount Toubkal

Every mountain presents a different challenge. As you may recall I climbed Kilimanjaro, in July 2018 and as a result, with far too much assurance I assumed if I could tread upon Kili’s 5,895 metre (19,341′) summit, Djebel Toubkal’s 4,167 metre (13,343′) summit would be a cake walk. Wrong again. At first the path was…

Success at SPARK 2019

My photo of the five-year-old tow-headed boy amusing himself while adults chat at a funeral was awarded 2nd place at SPARK 2019 by professional photographers Richard Bell, Wendy Gonneau, and Charles van den Ouden. Thanks to the jurors and to organizers Randall Romano and Robert Boudreau.