I was born in Washington D.C. in July of 1974 and grew up in the state of Maryland, USA. As a temporary "diversion" from my ultimate career goals, I started a career in information technology in 1998 and stumbled upon a job opportunity that required me to travel to Latin America. The majority of what is on this site is the result of that accident. Before long, I decided I wanted to live there and after a year and a half wait, I finally got my chance. In April of 2000, I moved to Lima, Peru where I resided for 4 years until February 2004 when I move to Bogota, Colombia until July of 2009.

The main reason for this site is to more easily share my experiences through the pictures I have taken but, since photography is also a part time hobby for me, I also have a number of photographs I took for the purpose of creativity.

Like many of my hobbies in my younger days, I experimented with photography on and off over the years but became a lot more serious about it when I began to do a lot of traveling. I have also come to realize that memories are among my most cherished possessions. That, along with my strong desire to share my experiences with my family and others, is what has driven me to improve my photography. I haven't limited my efforts to just pictures, by the way, to date I have amassed more than 130 hours of video of my travels since 1999.

Let me be clear that, no matter how many pictures OR video you take, there is nothing like REALLY being there, but that will never stop me from trying to come as close as possible to sharing the essence of the experiences that inspired me to preserve them.

If you want to contact me, send love or hate mail to: rkornilo -AT- gmail.com Just replace the -AT- with @, I wrote it that way to defeat spammers.

Also.. I changed the way I organize the galleries. The more formal arrangement begins at the top until around the Bio Pic gallery. From there below is the 'dumping zone' where I have been posting stuff just to make it available to friends and family.

*** Note: I've heard reports of trouble with the slide show feature. Apparently it has to do with older versions of Netscape. Either use Netscape 8.0 or later, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

Around the World

Tiles courtesy MapQuest