Welcome! I appreciate you stopping by to visit my new blog. I will be using this space to feature recent work, as well as photographic essays that are more in-depth and cohesive than the (more or less) weekly photos that I’ve been posting over on tumblr. Enjoy, and please check back often!
My wife and I recently returned from three weeks traveling in Colombia, so that seems like a great place to start for a first post. When we were planning our trip, Amy and I received a lot of questions from friends and family who, familiar with the country’s relatively recent history of trouble with drugs and violence, were understandably concerned for our safety. This will no doubt be a familiar experience for many folks who have traveled there. Despite having read many reports saying that Colombia is starting to move beyond its dangerous reputation, you never quite know until you actually visit a place which rumors are true and which are not. Well, I’ll just cut to the chase and say right now that Colombia is an absolutely incredible place to visit. We loved every minute of our three weeks there (well, maybe not the long bus rides), and could easily have spent months (or more) exploring this beautiful country. Although I am not as well-traveled as some, I have visited a number of countries and can say without a doubt that the Colombians we met during our short stay were some of the most friendly, generous folks I’ve met anywhere. People were incredibly patient with our basic Spanish, and indeed were often eager to try out their equally basic English on us. We would go back in a heartbeat. We didn’t come remotely close to having enough time to visit all the parts of this large and diverse country that we had hoped to see, so I have a feeling we will visit again.
To summarize, if you get the chance to go visit Colombia, do it! It is beautiful and the people are wonderful. You won’t regret it.
Some postcards from our trip: