Author: Paul

If you’ve ever followed any type of photo journalism, then you might know the name, Peter Turnley If you don’t, you might want to have a look at his “resume”, it’s quite impressive. If you want to shoot in a photo journalistic style, I don’t think that you can find a better teacher, quite honestly. That said, he’s quite approachable and fun to be around; however, when his eye catches something that he thinks might develop into a great or…

Today is my birthday, once again. Now, I’m officially eligible for some senior discounts. Perhaps I’ll have to start eating my dinner at 4:00 PM with the rest of the crowd of a certain age. 🙂 Each year at this time, I stop to think about what I’ve done, what I want to do, and also things that I fear doing, for whatever reason. I try to cross one of the fear-based things off of my list. I’m still thinking…

This post will probably be rated PG-13 🙂 If you have a look at the featured image, you may wonder what’s going on. Well, I’ll tell you … an adult conversation. This lady, whom I had just met a few minutes before, was very open and let me know that she really likes American black men because they get hard like wood. She was demonstrating for me. Hell! Who am I to disagree? 😀 The conversation got a little bit…

Cubans, young and old alike, the ones that I met on the streets, in the houses, markets, and stores … what they had in common was an easy smile. They’d flash it without hesitation. Many times, I found myself standing around chatting to them in Spanish, not really worrying, or thinking about pictures. I’d have to hustle up a bit later because we had assignments to complete, but the friendliness of the people and my gregarious nature were, shall we…

I’ll start with a quote from one of our guides, Alain. When we first got on the bus, one of the things that he said that stands out in stark relief, now, was: You’re only here for one week. You will not be able to understand Cuba. I’ve been here for 42 years, and I still don’t understand it. One thing that was completely clear to me was that even though he said that he didn’t understand his country, he…

I didn’t start traveling internationally until I became an adult. My first real international travel, requiring jet travel, was to Brazil, back in 1996. Tony was 4, I was 34 🙂 At that time, I was still shooting film, the web was in its infancy, and laptops and cellphones weren’t ubiquitous – digital cameras were just being born. Now, however, that’s certainly not the case. Most people, it seems, have multiples of each product, now, including myself. As I prepared…

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