Seattle, WA, USA
Coldwater surfer, cultural traveler, professional photographer/videographer, amateur craft brewer. Looking for the new, the unique and the challenging, having been raised in the Pacific Northwest, where cold water and wet mountains converge. Recently returned from West Africa to begin a long-form multimedia project documenting the origins and evolution of Vodou. Whether still or motion, I’m rooted in the art of storytelling. Began a career as a travel writer, from the age of 19 to 25 backpacking around the world, beginning in SE Asia, thru Europe, down East Africa, into the Creeks of Nigeria, and along the beaches of Central America.
- Audio capture
- Video capture
Take away the linear mindset and the textual teachings of the West. Then simply observe what is before you and what has come to pass. Only then will you understand Benin. Here, the supernatural and the natural worlds combine. This is the land where everyday occurrences take on special meaning, and as the sun sets, the explorer with such privilege to enter this secret society will fully appreciate the mysteries of what Benin declares its official religion: The worship of the vodou. Visit http://tinyurl.com/zshsutf for the gallery and http://tinyurl.com/hzsc3h6 for extended galleries and essays covering West Africa and Haiti.