This Way More Better: Stories and Photos from Asia’s Back Roads ISBN 10: 1-934159-48-4 ISBN 13: 978-1-934159-48-4 Format: Trade paperback, 287 pages Pub. Date: March 13, 2013 Publisher: ThingsAsian Press Order Now! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Come and get it! Karen and I are very happy to announce that you [...]
Four years ago today I had the great good fortune to be on assignment in Mandalay as part of This Day of Change. The project documented what the world did on the day the United States inaugurated Barack Obama – a globally significant change of government no matter how you feel about the the guy in [...]
Photos from my continuing project on the Rio Grande. You can see more in the scrolling gallery on the front of my site.
Well, it took seven years (almost to the day) but the book Eternal Harvest is finally off to the publisher. Whoo hoo! Karen and I began the project documenting the continuing deadly aftermath of the American bombing campaign in Laos back in March, 2005, on an assignment to the Plain of Jars. All told, the [...]
File under: Better late than never This was in the Winter 2011 issue of Gastronomica magazine, a wonderfully produced and thoughtful publication about food, in all its permutations. Thought you might like it. If you do (or even if you only think you do), go get yourself a copy.
It seems like it has taken a couple of days short of forever, but I am nearly done gathering and preparing photos for Karen’s upcoming book of Asian travel stories. It’s a pretty darned good book, If I do say so myself. She (and apparently I) covered a lot of ground in the last 14 [...]
About a year ago I began a project photographing the Rio Grande, the not-so-grand-or-wild river that runs near my house south of Albuquerque. It’s polluted, it’s smelly, and it’s over-utilized, in political lingo (i.e. there’s often not a lot of water in it). The river’s traditional Spanish name, Rio Bravo (Wild or Brave River) [...]
Here is a photo I have always liked, but haven’t had a reason to scan it in until now (a SE Asian travel magazine just bought the story) These kites are like hawks: ungainly on land, powerful and fast in the air. They can easily lift 2-3 men off the ground in strong winds, which [...]
Another photo I recently scanned for a book project containing 10 years of Karen’s travel writing from all over: Maybe not a great photo, but it shows something I miss in this era of perfectly exposed and color balanced digi-camera pix: the unexpected. One of the things I liked about shooting film (and still do) [...]
Aung San Suu Kyi was finally released from house arrest by the Burmese government. I guess we’ll see how long that lasts. She has promised to continue working for a democratic government. In the past, that has been met with ferocious resistance.
For the last couple of weeks I have been combing older photos for use in Karen’s upcoming book of travel writing. This is from Bali, in 2002. It’s a photo I’ve always loved, partially because I came across the beach procession completely by accident, partially because I think it’s a good photo.
I am finally getting a handle on scanning and working up a series of big, close-up portraits I took when we were last in Burma. It’s all on 6×6 film, which seems great fun to use until I have to scan it in and work on it. But the files are huge, the details crisp, [...]
Tuamada – It’s Normal There is nothing special in this exhibit; nothing special about the kids in the photos. There is nothing particularly special about me, or the equipment I used. The pictures, the kids, the camera, the photographer; all are pretty normal. For the kids, that can be unfortunate. The idea for this exhibit [...]