recently received this quote from a new friend and backer of my Kickstarter project, it completely embodies my aim with these Finding Trust pictures, from Henry Beston, enjoy………..
“We need another and a wise and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.” Henry Beston
It’s always nice to get some of your “Passion Work” published, hell yes! And it’s way cooler in Chinese, perfect because I can’t even read the interview and kick myself for revealing too much of my heart and my secrets over and over again, perfect perfect. Also, super nice to get my first image in National Geographic this month and then as always Outside does a nice layout but this time I get an animal assignment, luck luck……bring it!!!!!
Marie Claire China
National Geographic, Visions Of Earth
This year, Sarvey has had a pretty large influx of screech owls, as you can see they are so gorgeous………my friend Kestrel, our raptor specialist claims that contrary to popular belief owls aren’t really that smart, but apart from science I beg to differ. After we brought this new friend of mine into his outdoor enclosure yesterday, I spent a long time just sitting, photographing and observing his behavior. He just sat on his perch in the warm sun for a pretty long time staring off into nowhere, maybe feeling a little in shock by the change in temperature, noticing his surroundings and as they say with the elephants, “feeling his must” that can be interpreted as feeling his first tinges of “manhood”, or just getting to know himself as a perfect little owl in the wilderness, I prefer the latter……….just because. As for his release status, I’ll keep you posted……..Kestrel says he’s almost ready! Screech owls are my new favorite animal, I’m not sure why and I can’t explain it……..they are just perfect to me. I’m working with an education screech named appropriately Birch, i’m learning to glove train him now and hopefully he will be suited up and ready to go on our next ed program on July 14th!
I just visited my 6 photos exhibited at The Burke Museum in Seattle on friday night, I won 2nd place, yahooo! in the Documenting a Conservation Project Category, excellent-ness!!
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