Where are your favorite places to work?
First and foremost, I want my work to contribute to the preservation of endangered areas. Extreme environments like the high arctic get little coverage and, yet, their species need protection due to the dwindling ice. I want people to care about these regions as much as I do, and I hope my images can inspire an audience to help avert the warming trend that is changing these remote areas quickly and irreversibly.
If I find myself standing shoulder-to-shoulder with a lot of other photographers, I know I am in the wrong place. If I am cold and miserable and alone under the sea ice, and my assistant is hating me for being there, and big animals with large and sharp protruding parts are staring at me, I know I am in the right spot. As a result of where I shoot, working can be both a lonely and peaceful process.