I don’t necessarily call myself a wildlife photographer, but wildlife is certainly where it all started for me. There is a power in our encounters with wildlife, be they gorillas in Congo, koalas in Australia, elephants in Zimbabwe or puffins in Iceland. They are life, as we are.
Capturing a lioness hunting or an eagle swooping attracts many photographers but does not particularly allure me, fascinating as such experiences are. At heart I suppose I am a landscape photographer who enjoys photographing wildlife and people, emphasizing symbolism, context and composition over action and behavior.
Wildlife encounters are magical, they truly are. But I don’t treat them that differently from encounters with people. The connection is the same – we either feel something, or we don’t. I want to feel, and I want you to feel the same thing. Life is precious. Feel it. Care for it. Protect it.