It seems reasonable to believe, that the more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race.
Rachel Carson wrote those words in her book Silent Spring in 1962. Her book was revolutionary at the time as it brought to everyone’s attention the poisonous effects of the “miracle” pesticides and fertilizer we were pouring into the ground. The book started a movement. However, change didn’t happen fast enough and we are now standing on a precipice.
I have always been aware of the issues facing the environment but never so much as in the last few years. As a photographer, I spend much of my time looking at the world around me in great detail. Every day I walk my dog through seemingly natural parks on the Great Lakes only to find copious amounts of garbage left behind or washed up on shore.
It breaks my heart.
For these reasons and many more, I have become a defender of the environment and I want to celebrate and encourage all those that are taking steps to make change happen, whether it is in activism, eco-friendly products, slow fashion, or renewable energy. Many of the blog posts on this site are dedicated to the discussion of living a more sustainable life.
John Travolta has been described as having a career (acting) and a profession (pilot). I confess to the same skill set division. I am at once a photographer with a creative eye for line, shape and colour, and also an organizer with a keen desire to fix the problem and design more efficient systems for managing life.
Now I use the skills I have gained over the years to help people not only preserve their photos but also to promote their businesses and live more sustainably. We live in a very technical world that is constantly changing. Managing our images and information while still trying to run our business or enjoy life can be challenging. I help people stay on top of what they need to do to be successful in life and work.
I am a photographer – organizer – environmentalist, on a mission to save the planet through art and action.
What we choose not to buy, what we choose to eat, where we live and how we live, I believe, can solve the problems we currently face. After all, there is no Planet B.