An Oregon-based photographer and writer specializing in myths, vineyards, wineries, wine, travel, architecture and adventure around the world.
|Suri woman grinding grain on stone in Tulgit, the Suri village in the Omo region of Ethiopia.|
|My illustration of the Suri version of the Fall of Man.|
|Suri-tribe woman with her child in the Omo region of Ethiopia, Africa.|
|When I was last in Latvia some 16-17 years ago, I had heard of vineyards near Sabile. But that was during film days, so thrifty me didn't take any photographs of the vines. This is the hill country around Sabile then.|
|First snow just east of the Cascade Mountains, Washington.|
|Crop circles just north of the mighty Columbia River, Washington.|
As part of a Myth Project I wanted to get the kids' perspective on life and culture. I thought that best way might be to give the kids digital cameras to record everyday doings from their eye-level.
I'm looking for suggestions for both cameras (probably would like to get at least 10) and other ideas anyone might have as to the best way to proceed.
|These kids in the Ethiopian Konso tribe village of Busso gave me a hard time because I only spoke about 20 words of Konso. "But you are an adult," they kept saying. We all laughed at my ignorance. It's amazing how a laugh in a remote African village sounds exactly the same as a laugh in Sherwood, Oregon, USA.|
|My favorite African village, the Konso tribe community of Busso, at the edge of Ethiopia's Omo region.|
|When he understood that I was recording his tribal myths and archetypal dreams, this Hammer elder invited me into his cozy home. He said that I must be very smart to write down all the stories he told.|