Ling-Ling
Ling-Ling
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Lake Wenatchee
Lake Wenatchee
California Sea Lions
California Sea Lions
Aun
Aun
Brandon
Brandon
Switchfoot
Switchfoot
Kaylyn
Kaylyn
Fair Opening
Fair Opening
Sacré-Cœur, Paris
Sacré-Cœur, Paris
Santa Monica
Santa Monica
Snowzilla 2016
Snowzilla 2016
Joseg a t
Joseg a t
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Fire on Chapala
Fire on Chapala
New Year in London
New Year in London
Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
 A woman in a rural village in Northern Thailand. 
Storm
Storm
Jumping Rock
Jumping Rock
Brandon
Brandon
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Ling-Ling
Ling-LingImage shot during my trip to visit The SOLD Project in Thailand. The day that I took this photo completely encapsulated everything about The SOLD Project for me. During our last day of the photo workshop with the kids, we all left as a group to walk through the nearby village, where many of the children live. This was especially powerful because the subjects in these group of photographs were their homes, their family, and their friends. Seeing the results of their photographs from that day brought me, as a foreigner, into their lives. During our walk the kids pulled us over to the side of the road and took us to a little stream of water. Immediately, Ling-Ling, one of the most energetic kids in the group, dove right in and began to swim around. This made me realize the power of The Freedom Project. What I was seeing before my eyes was a group of kids who could have been exploited and driven into a dark future that so many of their peers had been. This, in my eyes, is the Freedom Project. Ling-Ling, a kid who now has a bright future, encouraged by a loving group of SOLD staff members, supporters and their families, is enjoying his freedom and being who he wants to be.
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Lake Wenatchee
Lake WenatcheeA couple sits on a snow-covered bench at the shore of Lake Wenatchee in Washington State. 
California Sea Lions
California Sea LionsSea lions like to play their own version of "chicken" when they encounter divers underwater. This sea lion is headed straight for me as I dove at Anacapa Island, off the coast of California.
Aun
AunAun, a friend I made in Northern Thailand, rides her bike home after a day at the SOLD Project's Resource Center. 
Brandon
BrandonThe best man at our wedding walks ever-so-majestically down a beach in Australia. 
Switchfoot
SwitchfootSwitchfoot performs at San Marcos High School's annual fundraiser, Kids Helping Kids, in Santa Barbara, California. 
Kaylyn
KaylynKaylyn on her wedding day. 
Fair Opening
Fair OpeningThis image will always be one of my favorites because I shot it during my first tag-along assignment with Steve Malone at the Santa Barbara News-Press. I was a 16 year-old high school student and Steve and the other guys in the photo department let me join them on assignment to learn the tricks of the trade. Steve has since passed away. He was an incredible mentor for me during the seven years I worked with the paper.Within a year of shooting this photograph, I officially joined the paper's freelance team, where I worked until leaving Santa Barbara for law school. 
Sacré-Cœur, Paris
Sacré-Cœur, ParisA man with some incredible climbing and soccer skills shows off for a crowd at Paris' Sacré-Cœur. 
Santa Monica
Santa MonicaAnother sunny day in Santa Monica. 
Snowzilla 2016
Snowzilla 2016Washington, DC residents sled down the front of the U.S. Capitol building during a historic storm. 
Joseg a t
Joseg a tOne of my best friends, Jose, spinning a top on the wharf in Santa Barbara. 
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Fire on Chapala
Fire on Chapala A building previously housing a used car dealership burns. 
New Year in London
New Year in LondonA crowd celebrates the 2012 New Year along the River Thames in London. 
Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
 A woman in a rural village in Northern Thailand. 
A woman in a rural village in Northern Thailand. 
Storm
StormA sailboat washes up along the shore in Santa Barbara, California during a storm. 
Jumping Rock
Jumping RockChildren take turns jumping off of a rock into Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe during the summer.
Brandon
BrandonIn a tunnel near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
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