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presentations: Conservation photography

 Last week, I was very lucky to give two presentations on the importance of Conservation Photography to create change, especially locally, at Grand Canyon and on the Colorado Plateau.  Humans are highly visual creatures (of course more than others!) and are naturally attracted to beauty. Think about how often you are drawn into an article or even facebook post by a photo that catches your eye. This is the power of a successful image or piece of art, to reach into your heart and mind and leave a lasting impression or feeling. Since the very beginning, humans have used ART to do just this, only recently have Journalistic photographs stepped in over Art to draw in captivated audience. I believe in a strong mix of Fine Art and Journalism to give people eyes into my world of the remote.  

 Putting myself out there (in the wilds) and getting to know my subject very intimately has enabled me to tell a unique story of these little known or seen places, a story I want to share. Its the story of being out there, pushing myself, in the most rugged and raw places, totally exposed and open to the place, connected and moving through, with eyes wide open. It’s the story of the magic in discovery but also deep fulfillment and even enlightenment of living in true Nature.  It is my goal as a Conservation Photographer to create images that invoke emotion, create a connection, and reach out and tell a compelling story of these Wild places I so adore. 

Grand Canyoneering: Garden and Pipe Creeks

Borderlands Envisioned

 This is how I see our international border. As a geological line not a fence, just desert and canyons, mountains, wildlife corridors, flowing into one another.