Category Archives: travel


Last spring I was in rural northern India to volunteer my photo skills for Operation Rainbow Canada, a volunteer organisation which provides free plastic surgery for kids with cleft palates and burns. You can visit the posts about my time in the Akal Charitable Hospital of Baru Sahib here, here and here. (Yes, three posts.) […]

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Emily & Jeremy in Paris, and some Stephen Fry on beauty

*This* is how you make hot chocolate. Get a cup half full of molten chocolate and stir in rich foaming milk to taste. It was late November, in the height of swine flu ‘pandemic’ when I began looking into Christmas in Europe. Prices were ridiculous, and I really could have used some time at home […]

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Baru Sahib, India. Working with Operation Rainbow Canada.

I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to volunteer my photography services for Operation Rainbow Canada last April. This organization was founded by Vancouver plastic surgeon Dr. Kimit Rai who travels to far off places twice a year with a Canadian medical team of volunteers to perform free surgeries on children with cleft […]

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Baru Sahib – Portraits

The whole Operation Rainbow Canada team Dr. Rai, head surgeon on the left, and some of our excellent hosts, Col. And Mrs. Anand on the Right. Two friends waiting for their lip revisions. Women who have suffered terrible burns to their necks, chests and arms. The woman on the right asked me for this portrait. […]

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Baru Sahib, ORC part III

I liked the natural light in the long corridor. Other surgeons learn about lips and palates from Dr. Rai. My first time seeing a cleft palate clearly. Me in pre- op helping to entertaining the next patient. Bubbles and colouring were preferred methods of relaxing the kids while they waited for surgery. Dr. Purdy reviews […]

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