Saturday, September 24, 2022

Portraits of Inca Rulers

 My latest photo gallery features rare historical images of fourteen Inca rulers or Inkas. These Peruvian oil paintings date back to the mid-18th century and are based on an earlier portrait series which illustrated the Spanish historian and chronicler Antonio Herrera’s Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las islas y tierra firme del mar océano (General History of the Deeds of the Castillians on the Islands and Mainland of the Ocean Sea Known as the West Indies) first published in 1615. The kings are shown in decorative roundels wearing various types of  regalia. Among them is a portrait of Atahualpa, the last of the Inca rulers, who was executed by the Spanish conquistador Franciso Pizarro in 1533. 

These images can be downloaded for personal use. You can also order prints through my website. Please click on the image of Atahualpa below to view my Inca Rulers gallery. 



Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Old Maps of the Americas

 I have always been fascinated with old maps of all kinds. My newest photo gallery contains historical maps of the Americas, a region of special interest to me. Included in this growing collection are various types of maps of North America (Canada, United States, and Mexico), Central America, the Caribbean region, and South America. Some of the maps date back to the 16th century when Spain and other European nations began their conquest and colonization of the New World. You can order prints of these vintage maps through my stock photography website or download them for personal uses such as student projects and presentations, or for making your own prints. Please click on the image below to visit my "Old Maps of the Americas" gallery. 


Monday, November 16, 2020

Personal and Education Use

 I am currently in the process of making many of my images available for personal and education use. This license allows you to choose from three file sizes: small (500 pixels), medium (1500 pixels) and large (2500 pixels). Examples of personal use include student essays and projects, classroom use, screen savers, and individual prints. The images that you download must not be resold or used for editorial or commercial purposes. Also, the original digital files may not be shared with others. Please contact me if you have any questions. If the image that you are interested in is available for personal use, you can select a file size and then click on "Add to Cart." Click on the image below to see an example.



Friday, October 23, 2020

Historical Photographs by Eadweard Muybridge

I've recently added a new gallery containing a selection of archival photographs by English photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who was also known as Edward Muybridge (1830-1904), to my stock photography website. These historically valuable images were the product of Muybridge's 1875 photographic expedition through Central America and Mexico. Most were commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, which had extensive trade and passenger routes in the region. Muybridge sailed from San Francisco on one of their ships and spent almost nine months in Central America and Mexico documenting towns, landscapes, and coffee plantations among other subjects. Click here or on the image below of the frontispiece to Eadweard Muybridge's Central America and Mexico Album published in 1877 to view the gallery. It is also possible to order prints by clicking on the shopping cart "Buy" icon.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Fall Colors

Fall is my favourite season for photography. Mother nature puts on her spectacular show of brilliant colours, and the light takes on a special quality as the sun sinks lower in the sky. Every year when autumn arrives, I look forward to adding fresh images to my Fall Colors gallery.  













Friday, September 4, 2020

Mexican Masks

My Mexican masks gallery contains images of colourful masks from various parts of Mexico. They range from ceremonial masks worn during traditional dances such as the famous Dance of the Old Men (Danza de los Viejitos) performed in the state of Michoacán to more decorative ones depicting frightening devils, sacred animals, and bearded Spanish conquistadors. These fanciful works of art reflect Mexico's diverse cultures and bring to life its fascinating mythology and history.

Click on the collage below to view images from my Mexican Masks gallery

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Spanish Colonial Forts

During my travels in Latin America, I've always been drawn to the region's many Spanish colonial forts. Not only do they make excellent photographic subjects because of their bold architecture and spectacular locations, but they also endure as powerful symbols of the turbulent history of the Spanish conquest of the Americas. 

Click on the collage below to view images from my Spanish Colonial Forts gallery.