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Humanitarian Photographer. City Boy w/ Redneck Aspirations.

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Stopped by the Mayan ruins in Iximche today. They weren’t very large, but it was sprawling and full of mystery and history.

Stopped by the Mayan ruins in Iximche today. They weren’t very large, but it was sprawling and full of mystery and history.

Kimberly and her family have potable water to drink supplied by a tap at their house because of an Operation Blessing clean water project in her community.  She is really adorable and it warmed my heart to see her smile as she drank the safe water from her cup.  I love clean water projects and seeing the way they transform lives.

Kimberly and her family have potable water to drink supplied by a tap at their house because of an Operation Blessing clean water project in her community. She is really adorable and it warmed my heart to see her smile as she drank the safe water from her cup. I love clean water projects and seeing the way they transform lives.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Antigua, Guatemala. What an amazing city!

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Antigua, Guatemala. What an amazing city!

I thou roughly enjoyed my time in Antigua, Guatemala. What an amazing city!

I thou roughly enjoyed my time in Antigua, Guatemala. What an amazing city!

Shea and I are starting a tough Antigua Scooter club called Bandidos en Motocicletas. Who wants to join?

Shea and I are starting a tough Antigua Scooter club called Bandidos en Motocicletas. Who wants to join?

That moment when somebody said something funny on the side of an active volcano…

That moment when somebody said something funny on the side of an active volcano…

Today we had the awesome privilege of shooting at #Volcano #Pacaya. To get here we road on horseback about 4-5 kilometers, then proceeded to walk around the base of the crater through the lava rocks to meet back up with the horses and climb down. One of the coolest experiences. The horses made for a quick climb and descent, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be sitting down much tomorrow.

Today we had the awesome privilege of shooting at #Volcano #Pacaya. To get here we road on horseback about 4-5 kilometers, then proceeded to walk around the base of the crater through the lava rocks to meet back up with the horses and climb down. One of the coolest experiences. The horses made for a quick climb and descent, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be sitting down much tomorrow.

#Pacaya is a stunningly active #volcano near Antigua, Guatemala.

#Pacaya is a stunningly active #volcano near Antigua, Guatemala.

Preparing to fly the #djiphantom up and over the crater of Volcano Pacaya in #Guatemala.  (at Pacaya Volcano)

Preparing to fly the #djiphantom up and over the crater of Volcano Pacaya in #Guatemala. (at Pacaya Volcano)

Maria is one of many farmers in Guatemala who was trained at the @operationbless Agricultural Laboratory in Antigua, #Guatemala.  I had the joy of following her and other trainees around for the afternoon to capture the instruction they received to start their own organic space-saving farms.  Not only do they learn how to grow crops that taste better, they also grow faster and can plant more seeds per square foot thanks to raised beds, pyramid planters and vertical wall growing techniques.  All three of these solutions are used to maximize moisture in the soil and prevent it from contacting the soil on the earth that contains small bugs called Nematodes that eat the roots of the plants.  It has revolutionized the way they farm and their ability to feed their families while also creating income from their excess crops.

Maria is one of many farmers in Guatemala who was trained at the @operationbless Agricultural Laboratory in Antigua, #Guatemala. I had the joy of following her and other trainees around for the afternoon to capture the instruction they received to start their own organic space-saving farms. Not only do they learn how to grow crops that taste better, they also grow faster and can plant more seeds per square foot thanks to raised beds, pyramid planters and vertical wall growing techniques. All three of these solutions are used to maximize moisture in the soil and prevent it from contacting the soil on the earth that contains small bugs called Nematodes that eat the roots of the plants. It has revolutionized the way they farm and their ability to feed their families while also creating income from their excess crops.

Maria and her 8-month-old baby boy, Mathias, came to a free Operation Blessing medical clinic in a remote town outside of Escuintla, Guatemala.  They and 100 others were seen, diagnosed, treated, and sent home with medicine today and 200 more will be seen over the next 2 days.  It’s amazing to see tents rise up, doctors prepare, and people show up for medical care in what serves as someone’s front yard on any other day.  Many of these families don’t get treatment they need because they are faced with the choice of going to the doctor or feeding their family. Not a choice I’d want to face. Either way they choose is an unfortunate situation.  Luckily for them, they can do both because of these free clinics.  So proud of our team and supporters who make this possible.  #Guatemala

Maria and her 8-month-old baby boy, Mathias, came to a free Operation Blessing medical clinic in a remote town outside of Escuintla, Guatemala. They and 100 others were seen, diagnosed, treated, and sent home with medicine today and 200 more will be seen over the next 2 days. It’s amazing to see tents rise up, doctors prepare, and people show up for medical care in what serves as someone’s front yard on any other day. Many of these families don’t get treatment they need because they are faced with the choice of going to the doctor or feeding their family. Not a choice I’d want to face. Either way they choose is an unfortunate situation. Luckily for them, they can do both because of these free clinics. So proud of our team and supporters who make this possible. #Guatemala

We were granted access to the Santa Teresa Convent that was built in 1675 and destroyed by the 1773 earthquake in #Antigua, #Guatemala.  Even in ruins the details that remain of this structure are exquisite.

We were granted access to the Santa Teresa Convent that was built in 1675 and destroyed by the 1773 earthquake in #Antigua, #Guatemala. Even in ruins the details that remain of this structure are exquisite.

A plume if smoke drifts away from a very active Volcan de Fuego. #djiphantom #Antigua #Guatemala  (at Antigua Guatemala.)

A plume if smoke drifts away from a very active Volcan de Fuego. #djiphantom #Antigua #Guatemala (at Antigua Guatemala.)

The afternoon showers are gone and I’m enjoying a peaceful evening going through footage from the day and jotting down a few thoughts while taking in the amazing view.  (at Antigua Guatemala.)

The afternoon showers are gone and I’m enjoying a peaceful evening going through footage from the day and jotting down a few thoughts while taking in the amazing view. (at Antigua Guatemala.)

A little #volcano action near #Antigua, #Guatemala.