it is one thing to eat the food, drink the wine, and visit the museums; however, in order to get to know a place intimately, it is necessary to spend time observing, talking to, and striving to understand the people of a countrywhether yours or any other. every person has a story and i have found that, in many ways, it is the face that tells it. 

below, you will find images of individuals that i have met, spent time with, or simply observed over the course of the past year. locations are noted in the caption of each image. 

note: thumbnails below are cropped; please click individual photo to view full image