Taken in several geographical settings, the photographs in this trilogy tell stories about Inuit culture, personal transformation, and our avian co-inhabitants from the perspectives of climate change, population growth, and the effects of industrial production.
This book is about our relationship to the environment. I was looking for an interesting place to photograph early in 2015, possibly Antarctica, New Zealand, or Iceland. Then, an advertisement in Outdoor Photographer Magazine placed by Nunavik Tourism of Northern Quebec caught my eye. Although we were going to photograph musk oxen and landscapes, this expedition would lead me to learn more about the history and culture of Nunavik’s Inuit. Like so many native peoples around the world, the Inuit face constant tension between maintaining their culture and traditional way of life, and integrating with the Western world. Soft-cover, 8″ x 10″ format, (67 pp.).
I rented a cottage on Peaks Island, located off the coast of Portland, Maine, for nine weeks, from September to early November of 2014. My wife of 34 years and me had been going to Peaks, where we have several friends, since the early eighties. I made this trip both to reflect on my life, due to the passing of my wife, and to raise awareness of the natural environment on which we all live and depend. Soft-cover, 5.5″ x 6.5″ format, 154 pp.).
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My photography explores the condition of our natural environment and what influences that condition. Climate certainly plays a role, as does the way we, collectively, live. Birds are a good indicator of how the environment is doing, which is why this book estimates current populations and changes over the past 30 to 40 years for the birds whose photographs appear here. Soft-cover, 8″ x 10″ format, (54 pp.).