American-born photographer Thomas Ives 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.
Need some extra cash? Have your wife sew together adorable hand puppets, get some cardboard and a lanyard, stand under the arcade at the Plaza while smiling at the passing people and voila you’re in business.
$3 each or two for five bucks.
Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the police and the Jim Henson copyright infringement agents. 🙂
— Thomas Ives
Photo taken in Loja, August 2015
Copyright © 2015 by Thomas H. Ives