When you love something and have a huge passion for something, you should never lose sight of it. You should chase your dreams and do what you want. Of course that's easier said than done. Acting upon your passion can be one of - if not - the hardest thing to do in life. For me, my passion has always been wildlife - more specifically, the ocean.
I love all animals, even though some - like spiders - are very low on my list. If you know me or my work on this site, it's mainly based in the action sports industry. I have had some amazing days of shooting action sports. From traveling across the country with some of the best FMX riders to chasing trophy trucks at 120 mph in a helicopter, I've had some amazing trips. While I'll always love the world of action sports, it's time for me to go in a new direction and chase my true passion in life.
I want to show people and educate them about the amazing world we live in which sits right outside our doors. I hope this change in my content will be understood by all those who have enjoyed my past work. I can promise I will still shoot action sports from time to time, but those times will only come a few times a year.
With this new direction, I think I can say, in a way, this is a new me. I have had - and still do - a love with the outside world and the world of photography. Being able to capture a moment in time and freeze it, it's a powerful thing when used the right way. It can open the eyes of those who have never seen it, it can teach people so much. More importantly, it can create emotion. Those who love something will fight for it and right now, we have a huge fight on our hands. From the poaching of wild animals for their horns in Africa, open hunts of grizzly bears, the slaughter of millions of sharks each year, the bleaching of coral due to higher water temps, and so much more, we have a long road ahead of us.
My goal, like so many other photographers out there, is to tell a story, to teach others, and finally, to create an emotion in people that will lead to change for our world before we lose it.
So I hope you will join me, follow me on social media. Feel free to ask questions and join me on trips to learn more about the amazing world we have.