Mr. Rakmil is a Canadian. He has lived in Africa, Asia and Europe. He has worked as a photographer, economist and for most of his career as a diplomat. He spent considerable time working in the field of international security. His final diplomatic assignment involved assisting Canadians caught up in the Arab Spring, the coup in Cote d’Ivoire and the earthquake in Furoshima. In retirement he has returned to old habits of photography, writing, listening to blues music and drinking good bourbon. Mr. Rakmil’s photography blog and website can be found at rakmilphotography.com.