In honor of 12/21/12 I'm sharing some of my earliest work. I visited the Yucatan Peninsula every week in the mid-80's for a year while working on board a cruise ship. The photo of the young Mayan girls is really the first image I ever took that made me LOVE photography and how it brought me closer to understanding peoples around me and sharing their world.
Young Mayan girls on the dock in Playa Del Carmen (1984)
Views of the tourism industry beginning in Playa Del Carmen (1984)
Dried leaves hanging on a tree / The quiet beach before the tourism boom (1984)