ABOUT

Avid outdoorsman and underwater photographer, Barry Brown has spent the last 12 years documenting life above and below water in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. He is currently working with the Smithsonian Institution documenting new Caribbean deep-water species and building a one of a kind database. His underwater images can regularly be seen in Sport Diver, Scuba Diver and on the Ikelite website. His image of a "Collage of Corals" seen under blue-light at night recently placed in the TOP 10 images for the 2014 NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) photo contest.

General

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The Worlds finest weavers are found in a small town called Chinchero.

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Here they showed us how they color the wool with all natural ingredients.

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All the reds come from a larvae found on a prickly-pear cactus, the different hues are created by adding lemon juice.

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Weaving and boiling the water to color more yarn.

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Soaking the natural yarns in a hot mixture of different colors.

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Talk about patience??

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Some of these rugs, blankets take months to make.

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Showing off a finished piece, beautiful work!!

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Mom showing the kids how it’s done!

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A family of professional weavers in Chinchero, Peru

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What a wonderful family! Chinchero, Peru

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We ran into “Inca Man” today while photographing the insane Inca stone work (seen behind him) in the streets of Cusco.

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A local Peruvian woman knitting all kinds of stuff in the streets of Cusco, Aimee of course had to buy a few of her hats!

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This is supposed to be a cow head?? Cost?? 30 Soles, about $15 bucks!

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Another fun hat, a colorful tropical bird, both going home with us!

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Plaza De Armas and the Cusco Cathedral began construction in 1560 and took more than 100 years to complete!

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Plaza De Armas and the Cusco Cathedral at dusk, talk about beautiful!

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Inca water fountain in the middle of “Plaza De Armas”. Pachacutec “shaker of the Earth”, took over Cusco from his father, and launched the Inca’s unprecedented period of expansion.

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Talk about big doors??  Cusco Cathedral,  Plaza De Armas.

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Aimee’s desert above Plaza De Armas, Company of Jesus church in the background.

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Plaza de Armas, Company of Jesus church.

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22 year old woman and her daughter herding sheep.

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The people of Peru are strong & happy.

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Beautiful kids.

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There she is with her child on her back, talk about tough!

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The GIANT “Tired Stones” of the Inca’s!! This stone came from way up the mountain!

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These are mined stones by the Inca’s that never made it down the hill and across the river.

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To this day we still don’t know how these stones were moved 7k down and up the next mountain?

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Use caution when buying hotel rooms on Ebay!!!

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Aimee heading up the Scary 200 foot-wet ladder at Putukusi!

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Aimee at the top of the 200 foot ladder, not the smartest thing we have done!

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Machu Picchu late afternoon 2014

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Aimee at Machu Picchu early morning

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Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu overlook

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Aimee with a 4 month old Alpaca named Chloe, Las Chullpas Hotel, Urubamba

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Barry and Aimee, main doorway, Ollantaytambo Ruins 2014

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Aimee with a 4 month old Alpaca named Chloe, Las Chullpas Hotel, Urubamba

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Aimee with her new friends at Chinchero 2014

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The place the Inca’s kept prisoners, top of Ollantaytambo 2014

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The place the Inca’s kept prisoners, top of Ollantaytambo 2014

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Aimee with local kids at the beautiful waterfall above Pisac 2014

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Pisac puppy, and NO we are not keeping it!

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Trying hats on at the Pisac market

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So much stuff to buy at the Pisac market

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Handmade alpaca animal dolls, only 1 Aimee!

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Colorful goods for sale at the Pisac market

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Aimee at the incredible Pisac ruins!!

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Aimee stops for a photo above the Pisac ruins, what a view!

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Found this 10 year old girl on the Pisac trail all by her self selling goods.

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Local lady with an Alpaca (left) and a Llama, near Pisac

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