Thomas Ives

Thomas Ives is an American-born photographer who has worked for international news and feature magazines for over 38 years. His photo essays and images have appeared in National Geographic, Time, Geo, Stern, Newsweek, Life, Smithsonian, and many others publications. He currently lives in Vilcabamba with his Ecuadorian partner.
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

Tranvía de Cuatro Rios worker’s hands Not for want of hard labor! — Thomas Ives Photo created August 16, 2016 in Cuenca; Copyright, Thomas H. Ives 2016, Contact: codexoc...
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

Styling in the Parque Central, Vilcabamba — Thomas Ives Photo created in Vilcabamba, 2014, Copyright: Thomas H. Ives 2014, Contact: codexoceanus@gmail.com ________________ Tho...
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free                           — From: Simple Gifts. (Traditional Shaker song) A summery co...
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

“La Mordida” (The Bite) Image created August 7, 2013, Vilcabamba, Ecuador, Copyright 2016, Thomas H. Ives. For sale: Size 30cm. x 40cm., Edition of 5; Medium: Fuji Crystal Ar...
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

Work hard, play hard! Saturday morning finds this worker sleeping on a pile of empty cement sacks at a construction site in Vilcabamba. His young co-workers smiled when they saw ...
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

In Celebration of the Story I was pleased to read that the Cuenca Department of Culture has a reading program in 22 libraries in the city’s 21 parishes, as reported yesterd...
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

A Familiar Stranger He simply appears, every few days, in Vilcabamba. He visits us from the Malacatos / Taxichi area, always walking the 10 kilometers, always barefoot, in rolled...
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

Sardines on a bus Last week I bordered the bus from Loja to Vilcabamba during peak hours. It was crowded with weary commuters and students munching chattara. The aisle was free b...
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

“In Stride”: A Study in Red I’m occasionally asked if I miss photojournalism. Yes and no! I miss the variety of assignments from different magazines that always kept me...
Straight from the heart

Straight from the heart

Thomas Ives is an American-born photographer who has worked for international news and feature magazines for over 38 years. His photo essays and images have appeared in National ...

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