NEW WORKS

Mountains of Zhanjianjie, China where makers of the movie Avatar got their inspiration.

2018 began when I decided to celebrate my 50-year photographic quest with a month-long trip. First to India then China, a three-day train to Tibet, overland to Mt. Everest, Nepal and back to India. For this, I acquired new cameras to replace my faithful Leica's and cherished lenses. Cameras technology keeps advancing; faster, lighter, with mega sensors, digital capacity and a trigger that burns a roll of film (if you had film) before you realized you'd pressed the shutter. After my trip, photography, as I know, has become easy. Too easy. It was time for a change... more

MONUMENT VALLEY

NEW WORK: It’s so rare to be at a place when all things come together for a picture. This is the quest. Mere photographing is just not good enough.

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YOSEMITE AWAKENING

NEW WORK: It’s so hard to find new subject especially in iconic places where millions of photographs have been cherished. So when nature plays a role, I rejoice with gratitude in this new creative partnership.

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QUEEN & EM

NEW WORK: In 1980, I was on a year-long assignment on Taiwan for National Geographic. It was a time where the island, in fact, the whole world, was in the wake of an awakening giant, China.

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MACAQUE WARRIOR

NEW WORK: I felt I had an appointment with a moment. So I went up the mountain in the rain. Half-frozen I came down with nothing to justify the morning soak. Then out of the woods, this monkey came and sat in front of me…

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HONG KONG SUNSET

NEW WORK: I’ve visited Hong Kong a dozen times in the past 50-year. It seems any visit would not be complete without a trek up to Victoria Peak. It’s a view that lends perspective and reveals the general state of the world. My recent visit is no exception.

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DEATH & RESURRECTION

NEW WORK: Jerusalem O’ Jerusalem…Your tombs are filled with those alive. In your gates the world despise. Angels come to sing renew. The walls of darkness seize the light. Light does shine on the land. You’re embraced by the night.

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CELESTIAL ARTIFACTS

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JORDANIAN FORK

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WADI-RUN, JORDAN

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SECRET BEACH

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YOSEMITE SUNSET

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CRATER LAKE, OREGON

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Mt. EVEREST

NEW WORK: In sixty-five years we have brought Mt.Everest to its knees. Human excrement, garbage, and dead bodies have desecrated this once pristine and delicate ecology. Water running off this mountain has been declared unsafe to drink and feared to be diseased laden.

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Decades

‘2010s DECADES

GRATITUDE: A decade beyond expectation. I learned to live in the moment instead of capturing the moment. . . simply, being present to welcome the moment.

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New Works

LLASA

NEW WORK: I went to Llasa to see how the Chinese occupation has changed Tibet. I was moved by the reverence and inner strength of the people. I thought if the Chinese can embrace Tibet, i.e. The Dalai Lama, they will find the secret to longevity.

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