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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 Geographic, Time, Geo, Stern, Newsweek, Life, Smithsonian, and many others publications. He currently lives in Vilcabamba with his Ecuadorian partner.


 Three from the steps
A partial thumbprint of the Hermano Miguel Escalintata at night.

— Thomas H. Ives

Photos taken in Cuenca; Copyright; Thomas H. Ives 2016; Contact;


One thought on “Straight from the heart

  1. This guy Ives is a blessing to all Cuenca residents. He has one hell of an eye and he captures moods and attitudes as I’ve never seen before.

    Oh, yeah, and his photography is excellent.

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