To me, photography forces us to stop and look intently at the world around us. It often showcases things we have never seen before, or would never have seen if it wasn't for photography. Even in the places we've been to a hundred times there is always something new to see. I also believe that photography gives us as artists and environmentalists a way to share the beauty of this world to brighten someones day or give them a reason to preserve and take care of this earth. Photographers have always had a huge role in protecting the environment, shedding light on the good and the bad in this world, and educating others to help them better take care of each other and our environment. This is the inspiration for my photography, and the footsteps I follow in my work.