I’ve been absent for a while. Here’s some new images and a collection from the archives.
Here’s some more from my archives. These were taken in Namsaling, Nepal in March of 1999. I set up the camera in the main street of the village during a market day (Friday) and made it known that anyone who wished to have a portrait taken could simply sit down and I’d take it. I think it worked out quite well.
Like almost everyone else, I’m in a lockdown period due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I’ve been using this unexpected time at home to scan film from the archives. Here’s a selection of previously stored images from a number of trips to Nepal, going back as far as 1989. Many of these are from the Kathmandu valley, but a number are from the eastern region around illam municipality.
Some images from winters past.
Some new images from recent travels.
I’ve recently returned from Guatemala, where I work with FogQuest on volunteer projects. FogQuest has been working with the people in the village of Tojquia, in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, since 2006. It is an ongoing project to utilize large fog collectors to provide water for the needs of the people on their farms during the dry winter season. Together we have constructed 40 large fog collectors along with the installation of plastic water tanks to store the water. This has been a very successful project and a demonstration of the long-term viability of fog collection projects when they are conducted with the cooperation of the villagers. These fog collectors provide about 8000 L per day of fog water to the families during the winter season when rain is largely absent.
This latest fog collector was installed by a school, and provides clean water to the school and an adjacent greenhouse.
A video of this project can be seen on the projects page
Welcome to my ongoing photo journal. I began this in November of 2019 and I’ll publish here as often as I have something to share.
A collection of November skies.