The Shire Organist

The Shire Organist

Posted by on Jan 7, 2009 in Africa, Pictures

In the exit row, a friendly young liver surgeon from New Zealand confirms my dreams: Middle Earth does indeed resemble The South Island. I confirm that some photojournalists shoot weddings on the side, and he nods knowingly. “I am a liver specialist. But on the side,” he muses, “I do kidneys.” “They saw the sky ...

Good Mor Nging

Good Mor Nging

Posted by on Dec 23, 2008 in Africa, Pictures

from the travel log: February 5, 2007. Senegal is new and cryptic. The air smells of concrete and sea salt in the early dawn, pickled fish in the evening twilight. There was a man selling trinkets by the shore who introduced himself as Mor Nging. “Yes,” he clarified, “Like the sunrise. Here is my dog. ...

I Coasted West

I Coasted West

Posted by on Nov 14, 2008 in A Selection, Africa, Pictures

Missing parts. “A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.” -Debussy (Divers prepare to recover submerged ship wreckage off the coast of Dakar, Senegal.)