Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Biophilic Design Series, where I chat with interior designers and architects about the importance and art of bringing the outdoors in.
This is a passion project of mine.
As a nature photographer I strive to bring the outdoors in through my fine art photography, but there are so many more ways we can do so. Through this series I’d like to share with you what I have learned about Biophilic Design, along with the perspectives of those in the design i...
Gazing down through a column of translucent green, I contemplated my
sanity. The conditions appeared ideal; however, a quiet inner voice pleaded with my
innate sense of caution. I fumbled with my fins, fear permeating my every cell. Surely, I was
mad even contemplating this? In fact, until this point I hadn’t questioned the collective sanity of everyone involved, but as I looked around I could see it as clear as the sky above me. We were all insane.
Peering down at the dark, early morning sea, I questioned the prior intuition I had felt about the day ahead. The sea did not look welcoming.
Less than an hour earlier, I had hauled my tired limbs from the warmth of my bunk, hopeful of a great dawn dive. But as I entered the water, I felt betrayed by my optimism.
Goosebumps. It was cold. Too cold. Thirty minutes in I began to lose feeling in my feet and decided it was time to head to the five-metre mark for my safety stop. A few sharks escort...
Sifting through archived images in his Rhode Island home, Brian Raymond stumbled upon a series of disturbing photographs. So much has changed since his days as a commercial fisherman; yet, as he scrolled through the images, a range of emotions came flooding back.
Raymond was born into a family of fishermen—and for a while, it was all he knew. For the better part of a decade, he worked on a commercial fishing vessel off New England. Most days were spent at sea hunting squid.
“Growing up in a f...
PLASTIC POLLUTION, overfishing, and acidification put immense pressures on
our world’s oceans. While the oceans remain our lifeline in so many ways,
adverse human impact has become increasingly alarming. As leading ocean
scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle put it, “We need to respect the oceans and take care of
them as if our lives depended on them. Because they do.” With this spirit of
informed urgency, here are twelve simple things we can all do every day to help
reverse the trend against our planet’s oceans and marine life.