I find inspiration in the beauty and complexity of nature. The fragility of our ecosystems is a continuous thread throughout my work. My photographs show the vast scale of transformation our world is under from human-made stresses, whether they be the destruction of the Amazon rainforest or the largest oil spill in U.S. history, The Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.
To capture this, I often work from the air, which more easily allows for the juxtaposition of nature with the destruction wrought by unsustainable development. The unique perspective of aerial photography helps emphasize that the Earth and its resources are finite.
By bringing images from remote locations where human and business interests and nature are at odds, I hope to instill a deeper appreciation for nature and an understanding of the precarious balance our lifestyle has placed on the planet.
Soy Fields, Brazil
Three different stages of deforestation can be seen from this aerial of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil amidst 1645 hectares that was illegally logged to cultivate soy, Gleba do Pacoval area, 60 miles southeast of Santarem. This was the largest single instance of illegal logging in Para State during the seven years previous to February 2006.
Gulf Oil Spill
The Gulf Oil Spill was the largest in U.S. history. Some of the oil was on fire as a ship cut through the oil slick.