O Canada // Travel Photographer

Dear Canada:

You were the most unexpectedly visually stunning country I have ever touched down on.  You gifted me with sprawling forests, towering mountains, crystal clear water.  You showed me sunshine, rain and snow – all in one day.  You’re home to the kindest humans I have encountered in some time.  I will sing your praises until the day I die.  And I will be back.

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all images photographed on Fuji400h, props to Richard Photo Lab for the develops and scans.

Chiquila // Hands Offering Hope

Back in August (yes, that’s about how long it takes me to get something blogged) I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Chiquila, Mexico with the organization Hands Offering Hope, to teach  photography to a group of very eager young people.  Armed with a small arsenal of cameras (thanks, Lens Rentals!), I dove out of my comfort zone and straight into the lives of the people in this beautiful community.

HOH aims to help these brilliant students overcome their circumstances and gives them the tools they need to achieve their goals, and ultimately, give back to the communities they come from.

Leaving this small village was heartbreaking at the end of an intense week, and I’m already looking forward to joining the incredible team again this summer.

For now, here are a few of my images from my time in Chiquila – but check back soon to see the phenomenal artwork my students created!

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You can donate to Hands Offering Hope and be a part of their incredible mission to help the young people of this community here: http://handsofferinghope.org/donate/