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Wanderlust

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. – Steve McCurry I’d like to go anywhere. – John Steinbeck Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns. – Susan Magsamen Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had […]

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The Power of Solitude

Solitude is independence. – Hermann Hesse When you acknowledge the integrity of your solitude, and settle into its mystery, your relationships with others take on a new warmth, adventure and wonder. – John O’Donohue In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. – Laurence Sterne One can be instructed in society; […]

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Tête-à-tête: The Art of Conversation

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. ― William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830 Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea   A single conversation can completely change the trajectory of our lives.  – Kaye Earle […]

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Tribute Art

 It is a great privilege when other artists send us their own works based on my pictures.  It is a wonderful affirmation of the strength and dignity shown on the faces of these people around the world. Nidhi Kakar, India Rukiye Demirci, Turkey Rukiye Demirci Unknown Artist Lana Frye, United States Rodrigo Caldas, Brazil Lana […]

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Courage

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no […]

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Family Portraits

The family is the nucleus of civilization. – Will Durant   In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. – Eva Burrows Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call […]

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Art of Friendship

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca     There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.  – Thomas Aquinas There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no […]

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The Light of Faith

I have seen many manifestations of faith during my travels over the past three decades. Some have been spontaneous, some have been part of a liturgy, some have been prescribed rituals, Some have been in magnificent buildings, others have been outside under a tree. Many people’s faith is embedded in the way they live their […]

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