The first edition of my photography book, Mexico + Guatemala with Food 4 Farmers, features photographs from my travels with Food 4 Farmers. The book includes an interview between myself and Marcela Pino, my travel companion and co-founder of Food 4 Farmers, discussing the programs, stories, and successes.
"Last summer is when we decided to officially go into business together, but we have been dancing together for about 3 years. We actually are one day apart in age and went through school together but, we never really got to know each other until we danced on the salsa team. Now we get to create choreography, teach Latin dance, and eat dinner together! " - Jon Bacon
" Volunteering in each city has been such a great experience. It's awesome to be doing something that makes a difference in these communities in between our shows. So far we've helped out at numerous food banks, a Habitat for Humanity Site, and an Animal shelter. At Habitat for Humanity we had a blast helping build homes for those in need, we could really see the impact our work would make on their life. That being said, we'd be lying if we didn't say that hanging out with a bunch of cute little cats and dogs at the Richmond Animal League was our favorite experience." - Tobin Salas of the Gang of Thieves
Women never cease to amaze me with their strength, joy, and ability to overcome obstacles. Our lives may be different, but we all basically have the same goals: to provide for ourselves and our family, enjoy our lives, be healthy, eat good food, enjoy our friendships, and live comfortably. Women deserve all these things and more, and I hope these images inspire you to help make that world a reality.
"Every character, like every person, is the hero of their story. No matter how terrible it gets, triumph awaits. Always. Without fail. I wish people knew that more acutely. The mess is good! The hard shit is what lifts you to the better shit! If only we celebrated that more... imagine how extraordinary life could be..."
"John and I had been together for nine years and decided to get married, really as a gesture. Neither of us realized that it would be much more than that. After having had a long term commitment to one another, getting married deepened that commitment and expression of our love. We became an us, in addition to being John and Debbie. And all of our children joined to become a family. The wedding was small, including only immediate family members. It was warm and intimate and love truly filled the rooms!" - Debbie
"We chose to celebrate our marriage on the winter solstice to create a glowing memory to brighten the shortest and darkest day of the year. The lake and Charlotte beach hold a wistful and romantic place in both of lives. We could not have picked a more memorable and moving time, place and photographer to engrave this moment into our memory." - Will
"When I think back to our wedding day, which still seems like yesterday, I am filled with the most vivid dreamlike feeling. We got married right in our yard—every single day when I leave for work and when I come back home, I can feel and hear the magical chatter of our wedding day.
I remember my best friend Sophie holding me tight before I stepped into my wedding dress, my hands trembling as she so gently wiped tears from my eyes. I felt like a little girl and all grown up in the same moment.
I remember my stepmother grabbing my hand and saying, "You ready?" as she opened the front door and my heart pounded with a strange combination of excitement, fear, and happiness—and then calm."
Girls Just Want to Have Fun-Damental Rights // My Birth Control Will Outlast Your Presidency // Smash the Patriarchy // Stronger Together // Hitler Was Elected Too // I'm Not Usually a Sign Guy But Geez // Trump's Lies Matter // So Bad, Even Introverts are Here // The Future is Nasty // I've Seen Better Cabinets at IKEA // Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate; Only Love Can Do That // We Go High