Apr 2014 01

My Colombian friend Mel invited me to come to the program she helps to run, which offers free English classes to at risk youth on Saturdays. They also provide the kids with sandwiches and drinks. Long story short, I went down to see what was up.

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It was a lot of fun interacting with the kids. At the end of the day I thought, why not get in a Developing Nations shoot as well.

Mar 2014 19

Last year while living in Thailand I decided to import a bunch of harem/alibaba style hippie pants back with me. After almost completely clearing out the 50+ pairs I had brought back, I decided to use the last couple pairs as samples to make new ones with.

I wasn’t in Asia anymore but I figured some skilled craftsman (or woman) could help me make some more awesome pants to spread around the Americas. Thanks to a friend in Honduras, I met Delcia. We picked out the materials together and she did a stellar job making the new pants based on the Thai styles I had.

While I was at Delcia’s shop, I took the opportunity to make some portraits for her family and a couple others who were hanging around.

 

All pants are available for sale on www.hippievanman.com/shop

Panama City, Panama
Feb 2014 23

I was driving around Panama City, Panama, photographing the buildings and graffiti. I ended up in a neighborhood, which I later learned was one of the most dangerous in Panama.

Within 30 seconds of stopping my car and getting out, two police officers walked up to me and told me, to get back in my car and leave, because the area was too dangerous.

I persuaded them to let me take a couple photos before leaving. They actually radioed for backup and within 2 minutes,two more officers arrived.

I took a few shots of the graffiti and some local kids playing soccer. A Panamanian woman walked up to me and started chatting with me. I decided to make a few portraits for her before leaving.

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Jan 2014 28

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I got the chance to make a few shots for people while in Honduras. Here they are.

First Developing Nations Shoot on My Pan-American Road Trip, Juayua, El Salvador
Jan 2014 17

For those who don’t follow my adventures, I am currently doing a road trip from Toronto, Canada to South America in my 1979 VW Hippie Van

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I haven’t gotten geared up for a Developing Nations shoot until now. But the opportunity arose in Juayua, El Salvador, and I can’t wait to do more along the way.

I met these people after getting back from a hike to the local waterfalls. The people in these photos were running a food stand near where I had parked.

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