My current goal is to focus on farmed animals since so many billions of individuals are killed for their flesh and products each year. This focus is also an extension of the years I have worked closely with rescued farmed animals and knowing how they typically move and behave. My hope is that these images will convey their beauty, whimsy, and nobility, and offer glimpses into their fascinating and rich lives.
2017 will find me traveling the U.S., attending VegFests and connecting with the amazing community of vegans and activists who are furthering animal rights. Along the way I will also be trying to visit as many of the newer sanctuaries opening and also the sanctuaries I was not able to visit on my first cross-country travels.
I hope to visit as many farmed animal sanctuaries in North America by the end of 2017, volunteering the sweat of my brow, but also the power of my camera lens. It may be cliche to say a photo speaks a thousand words, but since my farmed animals friends speak in ways that the majority of the human populace does not easily understand, I find that these images can be another medium to bring awareness, to spread the stories of the residents, and to encourage people to connect to sanctuaries.
My focus for 2018 will be writing and editing to bring to fruition a high quality hardcover art book featuring portraits from sanctuaries photographed over the past four years. Also during 2018 I plan to lay the groundwork for expanding the Yoga Animalia Project globally and to non-domesticated species.
Your support in spreading the individuals' stories and my art, whether by purchasing prints, donations, or sharing the images and linking to the Project, are greatly appreciated. If you want to contribute directly to this journey, you can click on the button to the right. Thank you for your support!