Category Archives: costume

In Western Mongolia

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Mongolia 2014 I read that the dromedary camel looks as if it had been designed by a committee. But the Bactrian was designed by the hand of God. It is a beautiful creature…as beautiful as a horse and that is … Continue reading

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Golden Eagle

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Kazakhstan 2016 A Golden Eagle, eager to hunt, tries to fly from its perch on the hunter’s arm. Her tethered feet hold her captive.  The birds didn’t seem bothered by hanging upside down for a few seconds. The hunters are attentive … Continue reading

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Forgotten

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Oualata, Mauritania 2005 Oualata was once a thriving city, a center for Islamic learning and an important stop on the caravans of the silk road. Now it is withering. A few families live in the abandoned city which lies on a … Continue reading

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H’Mong Style

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Northern Vietnam 2005 As seen in the marketplace of Bac Ha. The H’mong women were noted for their fine embroidery and applique. Years ago the H’mong immigrant community sold their needlework at artisan markets here in southern California. No more. … Continue reading

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Bagan: Monk at Play

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Bagan, Burma 2011 I wanted a shot of bullock carts racing along the dusty plains but the monsoons had barely ended and the ground was too wet. We compromised with bullock carts driving down a picturesque road. Luckily, we had … Continue reading

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Emulating Bobbie Goodrich

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Gujarat, India 2009 I watched a Topaz Labs tutorial by Bobbie Goodrich in 2011.  I was so impressed that I looked for a photo to practice on and this was it. You can still find that Topaz Tutorial on YouTube if … Continue reading

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A Day in Rissani Market

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 Morocco in the late 1990’s Donkey carts trundled families of Berber women draped from head to toe in black cotton to the Rissani market. The man of the house sat on the driver’s seat and the women bumped along on the … Continue reading

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Maasai Girl with Jewelry

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Tanzania, 1998 After all these years, her beauty still affects me. What has happened to her, I wonder.

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Portrait of a Mongolian Boy

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On the Steppes of Mongolia 2013 We lived with his family for a few days. The boy was old enough to be a bit shy, unlike his younger sister who used to come into our tent unannounced and sit and … Continue reading

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Knowledge

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A Monastery in Burma 2011 The students ranged in age from four years old to early twenties. The young ones played on the wooden benches while the silent young men hunkered and hunched themselves to laboriously copy the Master’s dictation on papers spread … Continue reading

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