Black Sea Portraits

Perhaps the single most significant aspect of our 18 month journey has been the many people we have been honored to know along the way. For our final three months – which we spent roughly circumnavigating the Black Sea – I wanted to document some of these “everyday” people with whom our lives have intersected. So, in each country bordering the Black Sea that we visited, I asked people we […]

23 Days || Photo Essay

There is beauty that cannot be described, cannot be captured, cannot even be fully seen. It can only be experienced through immersion. For 23 days we were surrounded by such beauty – breathing its air, listening to its voices, stumbling through its midst, and trying somehow to appreciate it. I made the tough choice to leave my multi-kilo camera equipment behind and most days on the trail I was grateful […]

Day in the Life || We Don't Do Great Things

Poor Servants of Jesus the Master [Nepal] We sit around a long rectangular wooden table where hospitality and friendship are served in equal measure. A nineteen year old boy, from Darjeeling, has just come to begin his novitiate. It will be at least seven years before he makes his final vows to God and to this community. Also at the table are three brothers who currently make up this newly […]

On Nature

-On Nature-   She is fierce and fragile Breakable, wound-able, destructible. Yet formidable, powerful, unstoppable. Her mountains loom stark and immovable, incomprehensible in their beauty, their immensity, their majesty. Yet… Their flanks bear the scars of man; white slices carved in snaking ribbons. God have mercy. Their peaks sweat and weep and bleed in the ever-warming atmosphere; her sweet, pure life leaking from every orifice, pouring over ledges, carving through […]

Day in the Life || N. Indian School

Boarding School [India] We spent six weeks with the students at a boarding school in N. India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalaya mountains, this school is committed to providing excellent education for students who have low-income and/or low-access to education. Many come from remote villages in the mountains. These kids captured our hearts and I had the opportunity to capture the ins and outs of their daily life: […]

Day in the Life || Sari Bari

Sari Bari is a place of vibrancy, of color, of life, of freedom. It is a place that one cannot easily forget, a place where hope is fought for tenaciously, where stories are sacred, where women are engaged in the daily work of redemption. It is not a place of romanticized ideals or tidy “success stories,” but an ongoing labor of love and community where celebration and tears, laughter and mourning, and all the rhythms of real life are played out.