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Mission Statement

My mission is to use the power of my work to inspire greater love for marine life and preserve the health of our ocean. 

With integrity, I strive to portray subjects and scenes in their truest form. They are already beautiful, fancy lightings, digital adulteration or modification is untruthful and unnecessary. As the seas sustained my livelihood and my family, my stewardship takes on even greater responsibility. It only makes sense that I give back by contributing to the preservation of our natural world. I founded OceanNEnvironment in 1996, a charity organization registered with Environment Australia – its modus operandi is to educate and support conservation projects around the world. Almost all my time and proceeds from my sales are contributed to OceanNEnvironment. 

As an image-maker of our natural world, I make my living by selling pictures. I also accept assignments from advertising agencies, direct clients, tourism offices, and publishers. Lifestyle shoots are mainly water-oriented. With adequate notice, I am also available to travel to any destination, anywhere in the world. However, I believe that our pictures must speak the truth, illuminating honest representation of our natural world. I like to thank you for supporting my work, and taking the time to visit this site. I look forward to sharing the same ocean with you.