An Iowan in Chile, Colin first arrived in 2004, drawn to the idea of seeing mountains and ocean without a 20-hour drive involved. Now more than four years on he continues to explore the country with his photos and writing. Why such a long stay? Colin fails into a category of gringos that came for travel and stayed for a woman. By no means is he the only one.
When on the loose, he is particularly drawn to the nooks and crannies of Chile\'s cordillera and wandering around Santiago by bike. He has also worked in a range of roles, from a telecoms analyst to teaching miners and beer executives English. He also likes the wine and will pet almost any street dog.