Guatemala was my first international trip as a photographer. If you don’t count crossing the border, which I had done many, many times prior to 1995. But Guate was my first trip where I went to make pictures. Sure, I studied Spanish and partied like a rock star but the goal was to photograph.
There were so many great moments over the month I spent wandering the country. Days on buses, tense moments of gunfire and theft but overall an incredible trip that set the tone for the next twenty years of my life. I met friends I still have to this day and learned things I still apply to this day. And the Guatemalan people were pure awesome in every way.