Watching the swirling fog uncover the most spectacular archeological site in the world. Basking in the unique sights, sounds and aromas of an exotic marketplace. Looking into the eyes of an 80-year-old Quechua Indian, and waiting for her true character to emerge. Experiencing moments like these, and capturing them on film, are the reasons I chose to be a travel documentary photographer.

I love telling stories of faraway places, and preserving them on film. I also thrive on the adventures and experiences that my journeys provide. From the minute I awake, until the moment I lay my head on my pillow at night, I am photographing subjects that reveal the true character of worlds that are far different from home.

My recent trip to Peru was one of my most exhilarating and meaningful adventures to date. Years ago, my grandfather’s old slides, and his National Geographic magazines depicting the magic of Machu Picchu, sparked my imagination. I always dreamed of visiting these magnificent ruins high in the Andes.

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