I met Eric and co. as they waited for a bus en route to Tarak ridge. They told me that once I tasted a single climb, I would be hooked. They were proof: while they each had day jobs, they found time to head to the mountains regularly. I wished them luck and they graciously… Continue reading Pre-climb
I ran into Gloria again, faithfully sweeping her assigned location, as her colleague Roberto does everyday. I have a great deal of affection for street sweepers, garbage collectors, and others who do the hard, good work of keeping the city clean. I think we should thank them every single chance we get, and I try… Continue reading Amazing people
Walking down the Jasa highway again this morning, I came across one of my first subjects. I asked her how she was doing, and she launched into a full scale update. She later introduced me to her neighbors who invited me in. They graciously allowed me to take some photographs: Erika and Daniela: Rodel… Continue reading Friendly Neighbors
The two kids above looked poised for a prank. The fellow above looked like he really loved his snack. That’s Mountain Dew in the plastic bag. Good choice, sir. The way the man stood in the photo above felt very dramatic to me. Feel his powerful stillness. In the final photo, the emotion seems to emanate… Continue reading More monochrome moments
People like Roberto. I often see you cleaning our streets at 530am, faithful even with nobody watching. My respect only grew after you told me about your limp and the motoring accident that caused it. Stay strong out there, and God bless you!