I have been taking photographs of strangers. Mostly men in their later years, living their life. I don’t know if it will turn into a personal project. Maybe it is merely my way of coping with life in my 40′s.

Sometimes I get into a conversation and hear their story. For example the gentleman in the second photograph is a retired public defender in Nashville. The stories about his work would just about break your heart.

Sometimes I just watch and observe, like the fellow in his 80′s on a long hike. Head down and determined to make it to the top — which he easily did that day.

I try to imagine what they looked like in their twenties. I can just see it.

Auckland, New Zealand. December 2014.

After a nearly 5 hour delay at Boston Logan Airport, we flew about 18 hours and made it to New Zealand Sunday morning local time. I am so happy to be here with my family.

This has been our list for a long time.