Straight from the heart

Nov 11, 2015

chl ives logo3American-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.


Love comes easy!

A relaxed Sunday in the Parque Central of Vilcabamba.

A 14-year-old boy, sitting with his arm draped casually over his octogenarian grandfather’s shoulder, shows no hint of self-consciousness. It’s what you do with family that makes them, and you, know you’re loved.

Thomas Ives

Photo taken August 2015 in Vilcabamba. Copyright © 2015 by Thomas H. Ives