Recently I had the opportunity to do something outside the norm in my photographic efforts. Typically I find myself wandering in wild places looking at the beauty of landscapes and in search of wildlife that may cross my path. I do find that creative inspiration and technical capabilities can be refreshed if on occasion I push my limits and step outside my comfort zone. With that in mind I recently ventured to the country of Myanmar. Opened to visitors only a short time ago it was a chance to see a culture largely unchanged by outside influences. I exchanged hiking in wide open spaces for street shooting and instead of looking for wildlife I went in search of portraits to capture the warmth of the people that inhabit this magical land. Surely this culture will change over time now that the borders are open. I encourage anyone that has an interest to visit sooner rather than later.