One of the books that inspired me to pursue the photography that I do was Galen Rowell’s, “Bay Area Wild“. As a lifelong Bay Area resident, Rowell created this Sierra Club book to highlight the wild areas within the Bay Area with a strong message of conservation. Having been exposed to this book early in my development as a photographer, I’ve always adopted a “shoot local” philosophy for my own photography no matter where I’ve lived because there is landscape photography to be found anywhere if you look hard enough, and hopefully the photos inspire people to take pride in their local wild landscapes so they aren’t overrun by corporate interests or ruined by trash. Use your voice and ballot box to be heard.
See more of my environmental pictures.