Curiosity about people is what has me as a photographer. Since I was a teenager, I’ve been inviting myself over to friends’ homes for dinner. I still do. Even in rural African countries, Colombia and Sri Lanka where the work for World Bicycle Relief takes me. There, I sometimes have the most success. Though we cannot judge a book by its cover, the trappings we surround ourselves with say so much. If you want to know about a person’s life, look at their life. And listen - a skill in lifelong development. Listening comes in handy when enrolling subjects to go beyond a position as the observed and begin to collaborate. While telling me what they want me to know, they show me what they want me to see. Having opportunity to meet people, where they live, is a true gift. When someone takes the next step to simply hold my flash, they are making others shine, in-turn epitomizing what the sun does for us earthlings. Working together to create the photo essays, collages and diptychs, on these next few pages brings us into full-on collaboration. Thank you for stopping by.