Finding a photographic expression that is both unique and universal has become my passion. I was lucky enough to live in Japan for eleven years – those years continue to inform my aesthetic, contributing both structure and simplicity to my work. My subject matter is eclectic, with emphasis on the natural environment. I have taken photographs since I was young and have always enjoyed trying to frame the wonder and often fleeting beauty such that it lingers beyond the moment. Seeing the world anew and finding ways to honour our daily environment is important as we, as photographers, give witness to why we need to work hard to reverse environmental degradation and encourage each of us to ‘take a second look’.