The Spring Festival in Paro Bhutan, known as the Tschecu is a grand event where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dancing, receive blessings, and socialize. Early in the morning on the last day, a gigantic Thangka (embroidered painting) is displayed inside the monastery. It is considered a sacred event and the monks pray and receive blessings from its presence.
I am a photographer for over 30 years and have traveled extensively throughout the world capturing cultural traditions and portraits of people in their habitats. Photography is my motivation to explore the world around me, fuel my senses, and enrich my soul. It is ultimately a discovery of self. Whether I am up to my knees in mud in the rainforest, surrounded by dancing revelers during a Mexican Fiesta, or entranced by the rhythmic drumming at a Pow Wow, my goal is to capture moments which allow you, the viewer, to experience some part of the essence of what is portrayed. The power of imagery can be used to encourage an understanding of the way we relate to the world around us and instill a sense of wonder.