Brian Buckner

After a successful career in manufacturing, Brian Buckner sold his commercial window fabrication plant and now makes his home with his wife, Edie, in Cuenca. He is a photojournalist and writer currently producing photo essays and stories of life in Ecuador. He and his wife enjoy hiking, photography, writing and giving their time to those in need. Brian may be reached by email at scottsbluff@hotmail.com.
To the top!

To the top!

Without invitation, the wind crawled inside my Ark’teryx jacket and wrapped its cold, invisible tentacles around me. I was snug in between two lichen-studded boulders in a little nest of param...
Las Margaritas

Las Margaritas

The windy places have always been the lonely places. Maybe that’s because folks don’t like the wind too much. I sure don’t. It’s like a nagging fishwife, you just can’t get away fr...
Los Niños

Los Niños

Within a few scant weeks of setting my feet on Ecuadorian soil, the adventures of exploring the countryside were underway. There are many rocky paths in Ecuador that might be mistaken for roads. ...
Ayudando a Mi Mamá

Ayudando a Mi Mamá

A few days ago I was flying along, headed home, returning from the mountains. Soon enough, I spotted a familiar scene in one of the many areas I frequent.  The late afternoon light was ...
Hermanos

Hermanos

Four years ago, Edie and I were with another couple hiking deep in El Campo. I was handing out lollipops right and left to not only niños but mamás and papàs too.  I wasn’t overlooking any...
Día tras día

Día tras día

I had seen her around El Centro a few times.  It was usually east of Calle Hermano Miguel and north of Calle Simon Bolivar. She looked pretty beat down. I kept thinking about her, worrying ...
Barco y Ballena

Barco y Ballena

It was late afternoon and a green-tinged storm of the nastiest type was brewing in the Southwest part of the Gulf. We were caught out. My lifelong friend was at the helm. Captain John Hol...
Huevos

Huevos

Eggs are a dietary staple in Ecuador. They provide a simple, nourishing, inexpensive, tasty morsel all in its own neat little package, albeit fragile. And, conveniently, they are found everywhere. E...
Conectado

Conectado

Mid-afternoon, a couple of weeks or so ago, found me strolling near Mercado Diez de Agosto in Cuenca, Ecuador.  I’ve shopped there on numerous occasions and was parched so in and upstairs I we...
Helado

Helado

I don’t imagine that there are too many people in the world that don’t like ice cream.  It’s like the national dessert in Ecuador. Here, an indigenous woman and her daughter pause for a break...

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