I'll be honest...we're not my favorite.

Our species is deeply flawed, deeply insecure, and seems to have an inexhaustible appetite for destruction. It's a bad combination. 

Yet it's undeniable that humans and our various cultures have much to share, show, and learn from each other; much to appreciate, document, and glorify. Growing up in a bicultural family, I understood that exposure to different people/cultures/norms bred trust and dissolved barriers. Nothing in the extensive travels I've been fortunate to experience since has changed that belief. 

In these images, I hoped not only to capture compositional and objective beauty, but appreciation for and of  people and their "place" (a concept that often differs wildly from subject to photographer to viewer).