Every Photo Has A Story

Bandipur, Nepal

Except this one.

This is just a photo I took in Bandipur of a woman with a basket. There's not even anything UNDER THE BASKET, I checked.

So, I’m using it a bit like a Directory, to help you get to a more interesting story.

Since you clicked on this photo, I'm guessing maybe you are interested in WORLD TRAVEL AND CULTURE? Good. You're in the right place! Just keep scrolling down.

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So... Why Does Every Photo Have A Story?

This website is a work in progress, but I have decided to try and eventually include an EXPLANATION WITH ALMOST EVERY PHOTOGRAPH.

Clicking on photos IN THE GALLERY will sometimes reveal helpful information. More likely, though, it will lead you to a disappointing story that is not at all what you hoped it would be about.
Clicking on photos IN THE GALLERY will sometimes reveal helpful information. More likely, though, it will lead you to a disappointing story that is not at all what you hoped it would be about.

We've all been there, you're at an art gallery or on a website, and the photos are lovely, but you have NO IDEA what you are looking at. It's so frustrating, right!?

Where was the photo taken? Who's that in it? Or sometimes... What even is this?

Sure, this is cool... But what is it??
Sure, this is cool... But what is it??

Artist's portfolio websites are notoriously confusing. You could have sworn their bio said that they were a hair and makeup artist, but isn't this a picture of a cheetah running in a field? So... what are you missing here? Before you refill your wine glass and start leaning in closer, trying to convince yourself that maybe that cheetah has eyeliner on, don't you wish you simply had more information about the art? About the artist? Did this dude even take these photos? If so -- where, how, and why?

First, unless otherwise noted, I took every photo you see. Next, you're welcome. And lastly, I apologize.

You're welcome, because I have taken the time to write information on an overwhelming number of my photographs. But I apologize, because if it's useful, technical, information you're after (like what lighting or lenses I used), sorry, I abandoned that path almost immediately. I found it extremely boring and tedious to write. Instead, you get a mixed bag of my musings, mostly about drug and alcohol addiction. Surprise, lucky you!

Which is why it is important to me that you must CHOOSE to click and scroll and view my writings; that way, I can be as inappropriate or as meandering as I like. Always remember: if you find yourself reading my articles, you did this to yourself, and only you can make it stop!

It is very possible you will find that you like me much better as a photographer than you do a person, in which case, please ignore what I've written, and just go back to enjoying my pretty pictures.

Maybe the cheetah does have eyeliner on. DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

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AS PROMISED, HERE ARE SOME OF MY (VAGUELY) TRAVEL AND CULTURE RELATED STORIES:

World Travel II: Chasing the Seven Wonders with a Sixth Sense

Doug, from Milwaukee

Are You Studying Abroad, or Just Broadly Using the Word "Study?"

I Don't Want Another Leaf Blower Or Your Cat

American Express: Please Leave Home Without It

The Rest of the Story

She is celebrating Tihar, but with my nurseryman background, my first thought was instantly about how many flats/dollars worth of Marigolds this girl must have around her neck.
She is celebrating Tihar, but with my nurseryman background, my first thought was instantly about how many flats/dollars worth of Marigolds this girl must have around her neck.
Can't See The Fabric For The Trees

So, Is This Like a Hot Glue Gun Situation? Or...??

Ella Phantsgerald

With this photo, I have been asked by several people who are aware I have a homeless brother (but do not yet know what he looks like) if this might be him. No, it is not. This is not Ross. My brother's homelessness probably looks much less... biblical, I wold suspect.
With this photo, I have been asked by several people who are aware I have a homeless brother (but do not yet know what he looks like) if this might be him. No, it is not. This is not Ross. My brother's homelessness probably looks much less... biblical, I wold suspect.
American Gods

Keeping the Market Afloat

Sandals Are For Sand - Duh!

Decorating with Jesus

Was It Worth It?

The Dreaded Canoe