I visited Nicaragua earlier this month to assemble footage for the announcement video for Palmetto Medical Initiative, which is posted on this blog a few entry’s previous. Here are some other images I shot while there. It is always very humbling to witness the conditions that people are born into in other countries.
The romantic side of a life unfamiliar
A fishing village in Chinandega, Nicaragua
I love the shadow he casts
The harsh side of a life unfamiliar
This was on of the most difficult things I’ve ever witnessed. Small children and adults rummaging thru a dump for metal (and by metal I mean bottle caps) to sell in the market
…and wife that spend parts of their days rummaging thru the dump
Unlike Africa, horses are a common form of travel and power in Nicaragua
A proud horse owner poses for a portrait.
I must say, the people were beyond friendly and great to work with. The only hostility was in Managua when I was told to leave immediately or else I might be killed for my camera gear ( a 300mm 2.8 on a 1Dmk4) Okay, I probably shouldn’t have been in that alley way any ways and been so flagrant with my gear, but your in Nicaragua for a reason and I was only striving for that end goal. * Fact: Nicaragua has the lowest crime rate in all of Central America, so just cause I take risks, doesn’t mean it’s unsafe, just that I’m _____.
Youngsters wait for the government run water trucks to stop
Inner city Managua
And yes, Nicaragua has beautiful beaches
Looking forward to PMI getting settled into Nicaragua and continuing it’s global force for good.
See you soon,
Here’s a preview of Courtney and Nic’s wedding in Charleston the other week. Congratulation’s!
And thank you to Hannah Alexander for shooting with me a few hours too.
A quick Beatles tribute with the guys…
Father of the bride waiting for the first look
Bridesmaids getting first look
A good father
Palmetto Medical Initiative continues to grow and is opening it’s second project in Latin America.
Here’s a great editing job on a video I filmed for Garden & Gun a couple months ago. Always great getting to work with such a high quality magazine and wonderful people. Cocktail Club
A couple venues from the road… If you haven’t seen NEEDTOBREATHE in concert, I encourage you to do so. You won’t be disappointed.
I spent a week in Honduras last week assisting at a children’s home with a great group of people. We stayed in Tegucigalpa and ventured into the mountains each day. Honduras is a beautifully rugged country, with over 80% of it being mountainous and some beautiful coast on the northeast of the country. We took one day and went to Valle de Angeles and that was a nice way to see the country.
If you’d like a chance to go and assist, check out LAMB.
Valle de Angeles
I shot a beautiful home south of Charleston last month for MDI. It’s always a good day working with them at these beautiful homes.