Category Archives: PHOTO ESSAYS

Behind The Scenes: The Making of “Jewel of the Jungle”

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of my first photos of Belize, as well as my thought process when I wrote the narrative feature “Jewel of the Jungle” for the September issue of MorningCalm (Korean Air) Magazine.

Note: Last month I tried a new platform to display my photo essays, and the response was so positive that I decided to give it another go with this post. Feel free to leave comments and thoughts!

 

Postcard of the Week: A Martinican Yoleur

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If you’ve been a reader of my blog for some time, you might remember an old, brief post of mine about “The Female Photographer Advantage” in the Caribbean. I was a budding travel photographer on my first big break: an editorial and web shoot for the Grenada Tourist Board.

Of course, I prefer to get to know my subjects to extract the most natural and striking portrait possible. But when time is short, or I’m traveling with a group and the pace is hectic–like at major festivals–I remain thankful for the ability to stand out in a sea of male journalists and photographers. And for rarely having to actually ask for a portrait–the nod of approval is almost immediate, unspoken or told with a smile.

Captured last week, this portrait of a Martinican Yoleur (who sails a traditional Yole boat) came about after I spent a few minutes–while waiting on my lunch to >> Continue reading »