June 23, 2016

A Fine Buon Giorno – pt 2

Knowing that I was going to be in Florence for 3 months was exciting. I wasn’t staying in a hotel with all of the usual amenities and services. I had rented a little apartment in a local neighborhood called San Frediano. There aren’t any tourists here – mostly just locals. Perfect.  Because I wanted to get as […]

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June 23, 2016

A Fine Buon Giorno – pt 1

Many of us dream of replanting ourselves into a foreign land, even if only temporarily. The thought of immersing yourself into a world of new colors and landscapes, of enjoying the aromas of freshly-baked yummies emerging from local centuries-old ovens. Of startling your self-image with a new style of togs to match your new-found surroundings. […]

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June 23, 2016

The Ababda: A Vanishing Culture

The California Science Center, already well-known for their creative and inspiring collection of Brain Food, recently sponsored the Cleopatra Exhibit in 2013. Throughout the afternoon, I  sported memories of footprints in the Sahara sand, the shape of the Queen’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid, and watching as my son started at the top of a […]

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June 23, 2016

Growing Neighbors

 The World As a photographer, I have spent the past 12 years traveling the globe with the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA shooting archaeological sites. Some are located in large well-known cities, and some are in tiny villages that have never seen pavement, let alone electricity or even an American tourist. When visiting these […]

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