Capture of the Day: Seby Scollo

Italian photographer, adventurer and conservationist Seby Scollo loves the beauty and magnificence of “Pianeta Terra” as much as I do. He lives in Catania, Italy (east coast of Sicily) where his Mt. Etna is like my Mt. St. Helens (though much more active lately) & recently captured amazing shots of an eruption. I met him in person while traveling with photographer Luca Bracali to Rome and … Continue reading Capture of the Day: Seby Scollo

Featured Photographer: Nick Brandt

“I find hope in knowing that with the right people and circumstances, ecosystems can be successfully protected,” he said. “That is what, so far, we have managed to do with the Big Life Foundation in the Amboseli/Kilamanjaro ecosystem in Kenya. Conservation relies so much on the support of the community. It’s really a mutual situation: if conservation supports the community, that helps the people economically … Continue reading Featured Photographer: Nick Brandt

Experience of a Lifetime: Sea Eagles in Lofoten Archipelago!

Gunnar Skjeseth deftly maneuvers his 11-meter high performance RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) through the rough swells out of the harbor at Svolvær, Norway and slows at a series of rock outcroppings just offshore across the bay. He looks up towards the rocky ledges and whistles. Nothing. He whistles again, then throws a herring to the gulls. When the gulls start screaming, he said, the eagles … Continue reading Experience of a Lifetime: Sea Eagles in Lofoten Archipelago!

Photographer Profile: Luca Bracali

FujiLove Magazine recently published an article I wrote on renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali. Over the past year, I’ve traveled the world interviewing amazing artists like Luca who are dedicated to making a difference in the world. For them, being an accomplished practitioner & commercially and/or artistically successful isn’t enough. The common denominators between them are passion and a strong desire to … Continue reading Photographer Profile: Luca Bracali

To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali

I worked with renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali on a recently published piece for LensCulture Magazine on conservation and global food security in Southeast Asia and am very pleased to share it here. The featured photograph (seen below) is titled “Harvest Time” and was named first place in the category: “Cultural Value of Man’s Relationship with Food” in the 2015 Siena International … Continue reading To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali

In Desperate Times

In times of darkness, I turn to poetry, things of the heart and soul, grasping. The news from Aleppo this  morning is so, so sad, so horrific. The state of the planet is so desperate. “If only it were our mother.” It was, once. We were, once. Earth Presses Against Us by Mahmoud Darwish Earth is pressing against us, trapping us in the final passage. … Continue reading In Desperate Times