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Experience the Extraordinary

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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt   It is the adventures and experiences that create the excitement that feeds one’s soul. When life starts to feel mundane, it is time to take… Read more »

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Arriving in Kenya

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  Last Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, I boarded the plane to Kenya, with 7 bags in tow.  This time it was not for a visit, but to relocate to Karen Nairobi, in Kenya.  As I passed through immigration, I was greeted with a smile and told next time I should be in the residency line,… Read more »

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Africa; Moving to Kenya, Living the Dream

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Relocating to Nairobi, Kenya I suppose this post is a tad over due, or perhaps a long time in coming; it took more than a decade. If you follow my post through my social media sites, than this news will not be a surprise. In less than three weeks, I will be boarding a flight… Read more »

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The Endless Summer, The Perfect Wave

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I was wondering down the isle of the store with my mind and soul completely in Africa. I looked up and thought; now why am I here and what am I looking for. Although I recently returned from another incredible journey in the Omo Valley, which had been followed by one of the most exciting… Read more »

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He Changed the World

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    One year ago Steve Jobs, a man who changed the world, left this world. Seldom do we get to live in a time period where one person so dramatically changed the world. I  watched some of Steve Jobs speeches and have read his biography and always found him incredibly inspiring. He is a… Read more »

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Let the Adventure Begin…..

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They say it is more exciting to get ready for the party than the party itself. I agree with this especially when planning an adventure to an exotic location in a distant land. The camera has been the greatest excuse to justify hopping onto a plane and flying off to that place I have been… Read more »

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A Photographers Responsibility

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This will probably become one of my favorite photographs and in the  top 10 of portraiture photographs that I have captured. Every time I look at it I see a different meaning. To me, this is what makes a powerful image and why I say shoot what you love and shoot from the heart. I… Read more »

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Living the Story

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I believe the more compelling images come when you live the stories you are trying to tell and that more than the photograph is the experience. I am often asked how I gain access to the people I photograph. I often hear the comments “it looks like they really enjoyed having their photo taken.” My… Read more »

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CHOICES- Stuff or Experiences…..

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Our American culture, now spreading world wide, makes it challenging to make the choice between “Stuff” and “Experiences”.  My main computer has been down since my return from my most recent journey through eastern Africa and I cannot yet transfer the huge amount of files that need to be edited. So, I have been taking… Read more »

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Driving through Africa

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The below post was written on my drive to the Omo Valley. I had the unrealistic expectations that I could blog along the way. This was my third trip to the Omo Valley in 13 months and over 15 trips to Africa, yet is was the most challenging journey I have ever had, yet it… Read more »