File images – 35mm, DSLR

Filmed interviews – Approximately 250 hours of DVCAM interviews with former Rustic personnel were filmed over a period of over eight months when Don traveled intermittently by car and plane through forty-five states in 2003-2004.

Combat footage – Super 8mm footage was taken when flying as Rustic 41 in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.

Topical Areas:

Don’s work has involved imagery taken throughout much of the world, with a focus on the following:

America’s Treasures
Food & Drink
Special Events
US History

Geographic Areas:

For over forty years, Don has captured images during his extensive
travels. The following geographic areas are some in which photos
have been taken.

United States – All states with the exception of Hawaii.


Argentina – Buenos Aires
Australia – Sydney, Adelaide
Austria – Vienna
Bahamas – Eleuthera, Nassau, Bimini
Belgium – Brussels
Bermuda – Hamilton, Elbow Beach
Botswana – Maun, Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Kasane, Chobe National Park
Brazil – Sao Paulo, Santos, Ilhabela, Rio de Janeiro
Cambodia – Phnom Penh, Kompong Cham, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat
Canada – Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon
Caribbean Islands

American Virgin Islands

St. Croix
St. John – Honeymoon Beach, Cruz Bay
St. Thomas – Charlotte Amalie, Point Pleasant, Red Hook

Cayman Islands
St. Lucia
St. Maarten/St. Martin

Costa Rica – San Jose, Manuel Antonio National Park, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Golfo Dulce
Ecuador – Guayaquil, Galapagos Archipelago
England – East Anglia, London
Estonia – Tallinn
France – Paris, Mont Saint Michel, Colleville-sur-Mer
Germany – Bavaria, Neuschwanstein, Zugspitze
Honduras – Roatan
Hong Kong – Kowloon, Star Ferry
Hungary – Budapest
Italy – Dolomites, Venice
India – Delhi
Latvia – Riga
Lithuania – Vilnius, Trakai Island Castle
Malaysia – rubber plantation
Mexico – Mexico City, Monterrey, Acapulco, Chichen Itza
Pakistan – Islamabad
Panama – Coiba National Park, Otoque and Bona Islands, Panama Canal Transit
Philippine Islands
Puerto Rico – San Juan, El Yunque Rainforest
Russia – St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
Saudi Arabia – Dhahran
South Africa – Johannesburg
Spain – Madrid
Sweden – Stockholm
Switzerland – Geneva
Thailand – Ubon, Bangkok
Uruguay – Montevideo, Punta Del Este
Vatican City
Vietnam – Bien Hoa, Saigon, Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Nui Ba Den
Zambia – Victoria Falls National Park
Zimbabwe – Zambezi River, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Victoria Falls

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