As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

Antigua Carnival 2010 – Judging of Troupes

When the troupes make their way to the Antigua Carnival Recreation Ground stadium the stage literally comes alive when each band gets their turn to come onstage and impress the judges. Antiguans and Barbudans take carnival seriously and neither man, woman, nor child leaves without having enjoyed their full share of playing mas for the evening.

Eric Photos – Antigua Carnival 2010 – Judging of Troupes

Last year was his first Carnival in Antigua and this year it was all still new so I imagine it took quite a bit of nerve stepping past the crowd to photograph Antigua and Barbuda Carnival on his own even though he was always under the watchful eye of his grandmother.

Snorkeling in Antigua

For me snorkeling is one of the best things about a beach vacation in the Caribbean.

Antigua Sailing Week 2010

Recently I’ve led a number of other media arts professionals in founding the “Caribbean Media Arts Cooperative”. My aim in doing so was to work with other artists in capturing events more powerfully than any one of us could do alone. Our initial publications will be a series of books for the 2010 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and a similar series for 2010 Antigua Sailing Week.

Tales of Eating Tarpon from Locals Fishing at Darkwood

“You have to pull the tarpon (stretch it) when you just catch it” the first young man told me in answer to that question. “Then when it’s cooked there’s more space between the bones”.

A Little Fishin’ at Devil’s Bridge in Antigua

Bridge to the Devil’s lair or not … the dream of catching a wild Antiguan wahoo was still calling me. I baited my hook and cast into the roiling surf … waiting to hook whatever was strong enough to brave those fearful natural forces.

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