Here’s an overview of some of the project work I’m involved in – as well as some video experiments.
I’m actively involved with two Canadian organizations that support community development – FogQuest: sustainable water solutions & The Nepal Community Development Foundation.
FogQuest is a non-profit, registered Canadian charity dedicated to planning and implementing water projects for rural communities in developing countries. We utilize innovative fog collectors as well as effective rainfall collectors to make optimum use of natural atmospheric sources of water.
We are currently implementing, supervising, or contributing to fog collection projects in eight countries. FogQuest builds upon the experience gained in projects conducted since 1987, which have repeatedly shown the viability and effectiveness of using fog collectors to produce clean water for people in developing countries worldwide.
The Nepal Community Development Foundation (NCDF) is a volunteer-run registered Canadian charity that supports development projects in eastern and central Nepal. We are based in Toronto, Canada with a supportive office in Boulder, Colorado.
Since 1989 the Nepal Community Development Foundation has helped bring water, education, health, and hope to thousands of people in rural Nepal.
Our projects are implemented by our partner agency in Nepal, The Namsaling Community Development Centre (NCDC).
This video is a portrait of daily life in our project area in eastern Nepal.
This is a compilation of scenes that I shot in Nepal in 2002 and 2005 with a DV cam, recoding onto mini DV tapes. The locations are Kathmandu, the Annapurna mountain range, and the Ilam district of eastern Nepal. The mountain scenes at the beginning are without audio.
The view from a train window in Tokyo in 2008.