Journeys way off the beaten path, and the power of everyday people.

Ida

I'm going to do a series someday on "found lighting." and "MacGuyver lighting." I don't carry a tripod and I don't use lights. I love it when Mom Nature or Dad Manmade helps out and I can see something in a new way. This is Id…

One question: A near miss.

I had an 8-hour bus ride today from rural western Kenya into Nairobi, and I'm tired. And need to do some uploading and real writing. The door opens to the guest house and the guy who is staying here also, who the keeper said was here, walks in. Ugh…

I was well taken care of!

I spent the last 12 days in rural western Kenya with these guys, as I did something I have always dreamed of: I helped to document the changing culture and language of a tribal community. Linguists Michael Marlo and Michael Diercks, both professo…

Backyard gold mining

Visited a backyard gold mine today. They are so courageous to try and make a living that way. Two people died in two months ... They have a 30-foot-deep hole going there and lower each other in with a bucket and winch. I'd like to upload portraits bu…