More Fun and Games


Wodaabe Tribe, Niger

Laughter is by definition healthy.
– Doris Lessing,  Nobel Laureate in Literature


La Fortuna, Honduras


Shanghai Circus, Shanghai, China 


Moscow, Russia 


Perugia, Italy

If music be the food of love, play on.
– William Shakespeare

_SM15545, Havana, Cuba, 2010, CUBA-10020

Havana, Cuba




Rajasthan, India


Lucknow, India

No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called games.
– W. H. Auden

00660_14, Beqaa Valley, Lebanon, 2005, LEBANON-10074

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon


Mersin, Turkey 

Could we look into the head of a Chess player,
we should see there a whole world of feelings,
images, ideas, emotion and passion.
– Alfred Binet


Jodhpur, India

00635_19, PERU-10004NF6, Alto Churumazu, Yanesha People, Peru, 2004



Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Some people believe football is a matter of
life and death.
I’m very disappointed with that attitude.
I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.
– Bill Shankly, English soccer manager.


Maningrida, Australia




Young Shepherd during Holi, Rajasthan, India

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
– Immanual Kant


Istanbul, Turkey

Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
– Anatole France


Mumbai/Bombay, India



Buzkashi, Kabul, Afghanistan


Yangon, Myanmar/Burma

They say golf is like life, but don’t believe them.
Golf is more complicated than that.
– Gardner Dickinson




00253_10, YEMEN-10058NF, Yemen, 1997



You must invent your own games and
teach us old ones how to play.
– Nikki Giovanni




Varanasi, India

31 Responses to “More Fun and Games”

  1. A Life of Adventure…

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  2. Your Wallpaper…

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  3. Adoro o que vejo e com certeza o que não vejo,adoro o seu olhar,em cores,em alma ,na vida…

  4. This series of images shows an aspect of the common link that spans all humanity — and it does it so beautifully!

  5. Hi Steve, I’m now in Bolivia trying to deal with a personal photo story, your photos and your words are an inspiration. I hope we can meet soon, regards, David.

  6. You are an inspiration. I have started my photo-blog inspired by you Steve. Kindly visit the latest feature I have curated on my photoblog – “School Chalein hum.. Let us go to school” and leave your kind feedback and inputs. Thanks.

  7. Wow. Amazing! You capture stunning shots. I especially love the shot of the superman boy. :) so great!

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  9. Divine images,, so full of life and light.. Carla

  10. Was the Perugia photo taken during the Perugia jazz festival?
    I was there in 1976. It’d be fun to go again.
    Do you know who the two American jazz musicians are?
    I always look forward to seeing images I haven’t seen before. Thank you very much for posting them.

  11. Like always gr8t ¡¡.

  12. Paul Park Says:

    These are a excellent collection of photos. Diverse, colorful, vibrant, and capturing. As a football fan, I particularly like the pictures around Billy’s quote.

  13. another great series exciting

  14. Kaushal Kumar Singh Says:

    Amazing !

  15. I love your photos. Thank you for posting them here. Cheers.

  16. Saikrishnan Says:

    Asusual, you are the eye for millions ! Thanks Steve!

  17. amazing photos. ive been in a photographic slump for a bit but these pictures inspired me to go out and shoot more

  18. wonderful images as always…love the superman one best!!!

  19. My heart melts in the photos of people with animals. Many thanks. Bless you for sharing such beauty.

  20. Such a great series, mostly because lately we see so much suffer on photography sites. Excelent the one in Perugia, Italy, with the 2 sax players. So much happines on the indian girl in the craddle. I like also the expresses of the people from Peru, also playing the instruments, the joy of children in Cambodia, the geomtry of the photo from Burma (with the golf club), the dinamic life in Myanmar photo.

  21. Each photo has too many things to learn in it… thanks for posting :)

  22. Just three words .. “Thanks for Posting!”

    Regards, Vivek

  23. Every image captures a moment of such profound beauty; no words are needed to inspire me to continue believing in something far greater than mere words can express. Thank you so very much. YM

  24. Each of your posts is a meeting with these people so “far”. Thank you for opening up new horizons

  25. Gracias por existir, Steve.

  26. Caro Sr Steve
    suas imagens mostram claramente que a felicidade e a alegria sao e provem de pequenos momentos e de coisas simples.
    Passamos a vida inteira procurando a felicidade e muitas vezes ela esta ao nosso lado e nao a percebemos.
    belissimas fotos de um tema muito interessante
    abraço do Brazil

  27. Each and every image… just BRILLIANT!

  28. As usual, excellent!!! Amazed at the perception and how you end up capturing them.

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