If I were to be perfectly honest, up until recently I would tell you that I am not a huge fan of flower photography.

Let me explain as I do in other scenarios when talking about this subject. And then I’ll explain how it has helped me with inspiration.


The attention actually goes to the lady bug but without the flower it would not stand out as much as an overall image.

Answer this Question:

How many exact photos can you recall of flowers?

The reality is for most of us flower photography can be  big blur and recalling an exact picture is from a sea of images of variations of the same things over and over is actually difficult. So I never really got that excited about the  thought of flower photography (but never think I hate it, just shy away because it doesn’t stand out).

This line of thinking has been a source of inspiration for me. Because maybe as a photographer we can further push outside the normal and even above average perspective of flowers. Or at least try to go above what we normally see in flower photography.


DSC_3486Therefore I will begin to add more flower images to my gallery. I hope you enjoy them, I am actually slightly addicted to this. Continually striving for a “wow” effect.



Iban child in a long house playing gongs.

Iban child in a longhouse playing with gongs. Sitting on hand made mats.

At the time I didn’t understand how lucky I really was to be a guest of this particular Iban longhouse for and event like this. I was able to be a witness of a traditional Iban wedding. Not only that, but I may have been the first American to this place (definately the first some had ever met). Also, this was the first Iban/French wedding known in Iban history.

Unfortunately, I was unaware of how lucky I was. I came with the hopes of meeting some elders who could tell me about the Iban way and how the old tradtions were potentially fading with the generations.

The pride of the Iban is not gone, the fire they have will not be put out, but to find  the old ways you may be hard pressed to find this in the younger generation in a more modernized world. Though having tattoos are still common place, especially the traditional “bunga terung” tattoos on the shoulders which are markings of an Iban. But when you think about it, do I even live like my elders did? Things with time just seem to change. So if you want to find these things, now is better than later.

I had a couple of nights to experience all I could and what I found is a great people.

For those who don’t know, the Iban were once known as one of the fiercest tribes in Borneo and were also known as head hunters. A people who thrived in the jungle. Sounds intense? Its supposed to, but the Iban, when you are thier guest are full of kindness and hospitality. I will explain in more detail what I learned and my experiences in future posts. They will also feature more imagery of the experience.

2 Headed Snake

Two Headed Snake

Some of you who have been following my work have seen this image and some others like it before. If you are new to this site then you may have found those photos from another source. Some time in the near future I will open a gallery or make blog posts relating back to the snake. Since I don’t have any images like this currently posted on my site I have decided for those looking for my work to have a way to know that, yes this is that photographer with the two headed snake photos. I also put one in the slide show of the home page of this site. Thanks for looking and the support!