Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sao Paulo lifestyles

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

bahian lifestyles

Sunday, January 25, 2009



A woman, accompanied by her children, cooks cheese to sell on the beach outside of Praia do Forte, Bahia.

A salvadorian coconut salesman working.

A capoeira dancer performs a backflip after running up a stone column.

Fishermen fishing in the Todos os Santos Bay.

A Salvadorian family ducks under a tarp when an early morning shower hits the open market where they work.

Night on the beach in Praia do Forte, Bahia.

Friday, January 23, 2009

the jungle

lizard hunters singing a duet and walking through the jungle with a machete and a cage

speargun fisherman downstream

marching through the jungle to the lake

George sells a coconut.

the beach

surfer waxing his board on the end of the beach

in front of a big no sign

Bahia, Brazil

Thursday, January 22, 2009

sidewalk meat market

(and vendor)

Guaraja, Brazil

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Ticket to Iraq

After bad scheduling on behalf of Delta Airlines I found myself stuck in the Atlanta International Airport, and on route to Brazil, I ran into over 300 soldiers that were waiting to catch a plane to Iraq and report for Duty.

They had gathered from all over the country, Pittsburg, Knoxville, Detroit and had been waiting since I arrived around 8am to catch a flight that left that night at 9pm. It felt so strange to watch so many soldiers in military garb, sitting in front of a Panda Express, wandering around aimlessly in the duty free shop, and checking their facebook pages on route to such a dramatic place.

I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to some lovely gentlemen in the smoking room of the terminal. Their faces were hung low and they apologized for their depressed demeanor. An older man talked to me and answered questions about where he was from and who was waiting for him while the two younger men sat silently staring at the floor, puffing cigarettes, and text messaging on their cellphones.

Another more humorous soul showed up and asked, "What's with the long faces boys? Isn't this the plane to Cancun?"

Friday, January 2, 2009