I’m continually drawn by the power of the still image to stimulate the imagination to communicate so many narratives, all from a frozen moment in time.
This work conveys the warmth and humanity of the Colombian people who are undergoing a new age of peace and transformation in their country following a long, difficult period in their history.
During frequent travels to Colombia, I sought to photograph the unique spirit of every person I met. Unable to speak the local language, I sought to connect with subjects by using expressive facial and body language and a welcoming voice. Each person passed by in fractions of a second and even if they were hurried, there was always time for an openhearted acknowledgement.