What is it that piques our interest? Why do we stop, pull out the camera, and decide to photograph?

In order to answer these questions, we need to look at photography as a form of communication. It’s a marvelous language—universal, powerful, and one that crosses linguistic borders. We see something that we find interesting and we simply want to share it.

My journalistic background taught me to go a step further, by emphasizing that images require content that both affects and enlightens the viewer. Since much of my work is related to environmental causes, I want my work to take the viewer to places less traveled and even less seen.

The problem is: not everything we wish to photograph is visually pleasing. In order to communicate effectively, ...

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