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Guatemala Update 3

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While I struggle to edit photos from the leg amputation I shot last week, here are a few more palatable images in the meantime:

Missing fingers

Boy and bone

Still more to come as the editing continues.


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October 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Back from Guatemala

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Back from an amazing project in Guatemala, I’m starting the long process of editing the 12,000 images that I brought home with me.  As I work my way through the collection, I’ll try to post a steady of flow of photos here.

On day one of ROMP‘s volunteers seeing patients, co-founder Dave Krupa addresses the waiting crowd:

Krupa addresses crowd

Marubeny waits patiently while her prosthesis is adjusted in the workshop:


An amputation patient eagerly awaits the removal of his left foot, rendered useless by a gun shot wound that created irreversible nerve damage:

Awaiting amputation

More to come later…

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October 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Guatemala Update 1

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After a long day of travel yesterday, the volunteers started seeing patients today.  Editing has barely begun, but here are a few travel shots from along the way:



And one of the group in our minibus transport:


More to come….

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October 17, 2009 at 10:59 pm

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3am wake up (and Guatemala), here I come!

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Between hosting a hugely successful ASMP event last night, framing prints for a client, cranking away at my website redesign, and preparing for 10-day project in Guatemala with ROMP, it’s been a busy week.

Here’s a preview of images to come with ROMP, taken while volunteers sorted through donated prosthetics in preparation for our trip:



Ready to go

I’m hoping to upload some shots along the way, so stay tuned.  Now if only I could somehow avoid our 3am wake up tomorrow morning….

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October 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Around town

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October 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm

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A blast from the past

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I just discovered that the travel blog we kept during our seven month trip around the world still exists!  I thought it had been archived, and I couldn’t resist reading a few posts and browsing through the photos.  The trip started 4 years ago this week, so in honor of its anniversary I’m re-posting a few of that blog’s photos here.  Check out the blog and enjoy a trip down memory lane.

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October 5, 2009 at 9:39 am

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