William Vázquez is an advertising, portrait & documentary photographer based in New York, USA.

Fifth stop...Milwaukee, and Chicago

Whirlwind tour of some of the Midwest photographing people, places, and things for a corporate citizenship report. January is not the best time for great weather, unless you like it cold, and wet.  First Chicago, Milwaukee, Sturgis Michigan, then back to Chicago. As usual I spend more time running than anything else. That's where the challenge is getting there on time, getting the shot, leaving people with a positive experience, and of course staying on budget.

Next stop....(stop 6 and 7) Geneva, Farsoe and Copenhagen Denmark, Sao Paulo and Rio Brazil.  All this in about 2 weeks. By the way the photo was the only sunny day while I was there, of course the day I was leaving.

Experiences....cold, wet, snow, freezing fog, eighties music radio station, nice people, great museums, lots of driving.

Chicago, Columbus, Kanosha, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Campo verde, Rome, Ludwigshafen, Hanover, Santo Domingo, Kingston, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Tri, Guangzhou, Shanghai in 1 minute 20 seconds.

In the course of 2 months I photographed doctors, children, teachers, scientists, engineers, mothers, fathers, community activists, business people, nurses, orphans, farmers, firemen, monks, and many people from all walks of life for a client in various locations around the world. The goal to get the essence of the people in how they live and work; I can't say I remember everyone I met, but I certainly feel that I shared some good moments with them. I make it a point to interact with everyone I photograph. I photographed in farms, factories, communes, schools, hospitals, schools, clinics, offices, temples, and everywhere in-between. Here is a small sampling of some of the people, and places.

"Boliva, Cambodia, Kosovo"

Some spreads from my second self published photo book titled "Bolivia, Cambodia, Kosovo." It's about people I photographed in some far flung locales for a client last year. A great client and a great project. The best part was that it was just me and my camera, and I got to meet some really wonderful people. Photography made possible by Abbott Fund The book is not available in stores if anyone is interested let me know and I can have more printed up. I don't know what the cost will be. It depends on how much interest there is. I did it mostly as a portfolio piece and did not plan to sell it. Bolivia: diabeties clinic, Centro vivir con diabeties

Cambodia: Ankor Childrens Hospital, Siem Reap Cambodia

Kosovo: Neonatal hospital, Prishtina