Category Archives: culture

Weavers of Bokhara

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Bokhara, Uzbekistan 2012 I like the tilt of the middle woman’s head. Her lovely profile makes this photo for me. It needed a lot of Photoshop, but I like to play in Photoshop. It’s what I do! Blue toned fluorescent lights lit the … Continue reading

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A Place for Prayer

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Transylvania 2012 Shrines similar to this wood carving of the crucifixion are found all over Romania. Bouquets or wreaths of fresh flowers laid at the foot of the shrine testify that religion is still strong. I shot this in early spring and the … Continue reading

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Door Light and Geometry

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Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan 2012 An artisan decorates pottery the way pottery has been decorated for generations. His light source is from an open door that opens to a small, unkempt garden. I love unkempt gardens. They seem magical to me as does this … Continue reading

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Expression

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Kazakhstan 2016 I aimed for expression when I was shooting the buzkhashi in Kazakhstan. You might think the horses are trying to bite each other but in reality, they are trying to evade the punishing bit. Another interesting tidbit…the word … Continue reading

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Deshabille

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Kerala, India 2009 Here is Theyyam, standing exhausted as his acolytes remove his regalia. I hate to refer to it as a costume and the layers of feathers, etc. don’t exactly bring to mind the word ‘vestments’. Just FYI, the … Continue reading

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Moroccan Scribe

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Marrakesh Morocco 1997 A man capable of reading and writing in both French and Arabic earns money writing letters for those who are illiterate. After getting the basics of contrast, saturation etc. the way I wanted them, I used Topaz Simplify … Continue reading

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Patience of a Mule

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Fez, Morocco 2009 A Berber farmer brings his chickens to market by muleback. The creature I admire in this photo is the mule. It goes against every instinct to carry that crate of chickens on his back, but he does.

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Horse Auction

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Rural Pennsylvania 2016 A beautiful palomino Quarter Horse spins on his haunches at a rural horse auction. Oh, I hope he got a good home.  

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Last Days of the Soviet Union

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Siberia 1989 Russians walk past an old wooden house. It was a time of upheaval in the USSR…Perestroika was in the air. Everywhere people listened to television waiting to hear the news about their future.

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Women at the Well

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Gujarat, India 2009 The women have a serious expression. They can’t get their day started without water for tea, cooking and ablutions. I added a greenish hue to this photo. It gives it a somber look, which is how I’d feel … Continue reading

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