Some of your most-captured locations are now disappearing due to climate change. Do you use your work to draw attention to the urgent changes all of us must make to preserve the planet?
“That is often an underlying message in my work, but rarely do I broadcast it. I believe that if people experience a place, if even through photography, that they will feel compelled to care for it. Subtlety can sometimes be just as powerful in sending a message, especially if people can feel it for themselves.”
These days not only do smartphones have incredibly sophisticated cameras, but travel is more accessible than ever. Is there friction between amateurs and professionals or is this something you embrace?
“It has certainly made things a bit tougher to stand out and make a living off photography, but for me it just means sharpening my sword and continuing to work hard. There is so much “noise” online, it has become about who can shout the loudest.
“My personal tactic is just to continue creating as high-quality images as I can and to stay true to my personal approach to photography. If my audience embraces that, even if I’m not “shouting,” then I think that will have more longevity than if I went with what is trendy.”