I really do love seeing these photos of Fauna; it sheds more light in an area we need to see more of. I just think this is such a beautiful project and can't wait to see more of it!
Thanks. Funny, the chimps don’t seem to be that popular when I post them. Maybe because people follow me for my wildlife work? Or they think at first glance they are zoo shots? Not sure. I am glad you like. It is a very important body of work for me. Appalling what they have lived through at our hands. I am honoured to photograph them.
How did you get to where you are now? Your posts are very inspiring and I wish to work in the same field as you one day. What obstacles did you surpass to be in the place you are currently at?
Thanks for the comments. You can’t ask for more than inspiring someone. I am still overcoming obstacles everyday-including not tripping over my camera bag and trying to fit into my clothes. It took me many decades to arrive at this place…and in a way, I got here by chance. You can read my bio here. Good luck on your journey.
I can respect your opinions on people, but it upsets me that you think of Joan Rivers as an idol. What aspect of her did you "idolise", I guess, I just can't think of a better word. Hope you don't take offence to my question, I am just curious of her positive traits that outweigh all the negative stuff she has said (misogyny, racism, fat-shaming, hate speech against Palestinian children etc)
I don’t mind your question but don’t misquote me. I did not say I idolized her. I did not know her. I said I thanked her. You might not be familiar with the history of comedy, I am. Joan changed things in a completley misogynyst business. She (and a few others like Phyliss Diller) pushed through the heaviest doors so that someone like me could even get an audition.
She was a polarizing personality. She was a comic. She was doing her job. Shocking to many. Beloved by many. I did not say I found all of her humour funny, including some of the self-deprecating humor she was most famous for.
I said I applauded her. She worked for five decades in an unbelievably difficult, judgemental and unforgiving industry. She put herself out there. She accepted the hard knocks-and she had her share-and she kept working, fearless, knowing exactly how people felt about her and how polarising she was. She knew who she was.
She owned every success and every failure, publicly.
Long before I choose this path, I walked another. In younger days I spent 10+ years as a stand-up comic. I am deeply saddened today. Joan Rivers blazed a trail for so many women in comedy. I thank her.I applaud her.