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).  

Flores to Tintal, El Mirador Basin

Sun rays flooded through towering Cohune palms and bathed Lake Peten Itza in a muted apricot glow. Three hours and 62 rutted and muddy km later, Antonio and I arrived at Carmelita, his home village inhabited by 400 or so Itza Maya. Eladio, the muleteer, packed supplies, backpacks and duffels onto the four mules. We…

A B*I*G thank you to everyone

My doppelganger (courtesy Kathy of Marks Work Wearhouse) & I want to thank everyone who made my recent photography show & sale a big success. I appreciate all 120+ visitors who PASSED THROUGH on Opening Night January 11th to enjoy photographs and help me celebrate my birthday. Thank you for coming, thank you for enjoying,…

Award winning photography

Passing Through Official Opening last night January 11 6 -7:30 was a great success! Show & Sale at the PARROTT ART GALLERY Pinnacle Street Belleville continues until February 15, 2018.

Golden Fields

The image reminds me of the Florida Everglades but, in fact, was obtained during a longtail boat ride in SE Asia. The man is fishing, poling his slender, low-slung boat along channels through the long grasses. Currently showing at The Parrott Gallery as part of the Belleville Art Association Annual Juried Show until October 26,…

RMG Exposed 2016

  Yesterday I was thrilled to learn that for the FOURTH consecutive year one of my images, Limonada at Restaurante 500 (Trinidad de Cuba, Cuba 2016), will be exhibited at RMG Exposed, Oshawa’s Robert McLaughlin Gallery Show & Sale. The Gallery received an overwhelming response this year, making the Jury’s job very difficult.  Of the 488 submissions, the Jury selected 40…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT, SOUTH TO THE END OF THE WORLD DAYS 2 – 3:  Inside the Atacama. I write “inside the Atacama” because the experience was other-worldly, stark yet enveloping.   Though the desert environment was sunny, bright, and expansive in contrast to the shadowy, constricted souks of Fes al Bali, I shivered with a…

Cultural awareness or…”How-To” Home-stay

“How-to” Home-Stay. You’ve finally arrived – perhaps after a full day’s travel – awakening into a different world and into a culture that appears very different than your own.   Nothing is familiar. You are a stranger in a strange land.   And then, you find yourself stepping over the threshold into another family’s life.  You’re…

The Slow Travel Movement

What is Slow Travel?  Just as the Slow Food Movement aims to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and advocates the avoidance of Fast Food Mega Chains, the Slow Travel Movement advocates a cultural shift from rushing to relaxing. Within the realm of Slow Travel, rushing doesn’t mean a shop-until-you-drop vacation and relaxing doesn’t mean soaking up some…

Go get lost!

Do you want to travel but fear of the unknown grips you? Do you hesitate because you might get robbed?   or mugged?   or raped?   or murdered?   or maybe only lost! Obviously I haven’t been murdered.  In fact, the only threats to my life have been from speeding transports on terrifying super-highways throughout North America.  But I…