Author Archives: Lisa Brockman

Japanese Macaque – In Living Color

At the risk of tiring you all on the subject of macaques…..jumping off from the last blog (Japan – Hanging with the Macaques)…..this time, just a few the favorites in full color.  Enjoy!

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Japan – Hanging with the Macaques

Red faces and expressive eyes – looking so much like humans.  Languishing in steamy hot springs surrounded by a wintery landscape.  Playing, occasionally feuding.  Always grooming one another.  Some huddling together for warmth.  These are the Snow Monkeys, or Japanese … Continue reading

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Cappadocia – Far From my Comfort Zone

A year ago, I headed to Turkey with the primary objective of spending time in Istanbul.  Istanbul. . . romanticized by the writings of Orhan Pamuk and the photography of Ara Güler.  I really had no interest in Anatolia.  I … Continue reading

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Simple Life in Trinidad

I feel like I have been away for a long time.  Away from traveling, from creating images and the editing process.  Away from the creative side of my brain . . . .  Ok, so only a couple of months … Continue reading

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Strong Women in Mumbai

Today, on International Women’s Day, I want to share a few images of two strong women I met in the Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India.  Yes, the same slum featured prominently (and rather inaccurately) in that famous movie. Meet Paani … Continue reading

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One Morning in Pinar Del Rio

We weren’t supposed to be in Pinar del Rio but our hotel in Vinales fell through and this was the town nearby where a hotel could be found.  So, all the time we had in Pinar del Rio was one … Continue reading

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Spinning Prayers . . . The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey

The Whirling Dervish, or Semazen, an icon of Turkey, whirling in respect of and for God. The ceremony, called Sema, represents not only Turkish culture and history but primarily derives from the Sufi faith. The whirling mirrors the natural revolution … Continue reading

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