April 02, 2015
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Wow… It has been a long time since I’ve written anything here in my blog.

As I look back over the past year, it seems to be a real whirlwind of life events twisting, circling, entwining and funneling into this moment.  One day I’m hiking the Grampian Reserve in Nelson, New Zealand and the next day I’m lounging in half empty temporary accommodations in SE Asia waiting for all my worldly possessions to arrive by shipping container.

Knowing for the past year that this day would come, I had calmly kept my camera all to myself and set out to explore as much of my surrounds as possible.  I wanted to spend my spare time capturing everything that New Zealand meant to me.  Because New Zealand was the best place I’ve ever lived.  It truly is a magnificent country full of rugged majesty, sensory brilliance and wide open spaces.

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As much as I’ll miss these broader aspects of New Zealand, I really am excited about my new adventure here on the island of Borneo.  I’ve come back to some friendly faces and the necessary tropical temperatures that make me the happiest.  I’m looking forward to seeing all my friends’ families and photographing the kids I haven’t seen in over 2 years.  How much they’ve grown and changed!  I’ve missed capturing their smiles and laughter.  I even have new families eager for a session or two.  I’m so excited!

There just seems to be more of a desire to capture ‘life’ and life’s moments here. A lot of the people have moved around quite a bit already and there is more of an awareness that time is fleeting and precious; that life will change dramatically again in the next year or two.  There is more of a sense that ‘this moment’, in this country, needs to be captured before moving on to the next posting.

I love the idea of photographing people again who are just as excited about getting in front of the camera as I am behind it.  I can’t wait!

My equipment arrives at the end of April and it will be the first to be unpacked, set up and used without delay!  So if anyone is reading this, better get ahead of the game and book a session!  I look forward to hearing from you!