My dream, thus mission in life, is to travel the world and photograph beautiful vibrant animals in all places and circumstances, free and confined.
LIFE Behind Bars, my first Fine Art Photography book, captures the necessary evil of captivity. Without the people who dedicate their lives to caring for their preservation and sharing these wonderful animals for the world to see, there would be many more species of animals going or already extinct and endangered in the world.
As I explored, discovered and photographed these graceful creatures, I had to bring my vision, unique voice and energy to each photograph and decided to share them with the world.
Some of these wild animals have only known life in captivity. Others have been rescued from terrible abusive situations. Regardless of the individual stories the winsomeness is there for all to see, marvel, sympathize and hopefully inspire you into action as it did me.
I have created a non-profit Visions of the World to help support sanctuaries and institutions that care for the animals like the ones featured in LIFE Behind Bars. A percentage of proceeds from all book sales will go to the sanctuaries and institutions featured in LIFE Behind Bars including the California Wolf Center, Denver Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo, Columbus Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Nashville Zoo, Wildlife Waystation and last but not least, the SHAMBALA Preserve. This is a self-published book distributed on the Visions of the World non-profit website.