Why am I Taking these Photographs?
Steve Zigler opens his essay withe the following paragraph:
And as I read on to his conclusion I found that what he wrote resonates well with many of my own reasons for why I make my images and the reason why it's important to me to make these images.
I am taking these pictures because it matters to me that these places exists. These pictures are not so much about me. They are about nature and wilderness and our environment. They are about the precious places where we go to find peace and inspiration. They are about all the places we must protect and remember.
They are about reminding people about the nature and wilderness that still exists where it's good to be human, and that we must protect the wilderness and the planets biodiversity before it's to late.
It's simply about our environment and all the places where it's good to just be.
Ronny A. Nilsen
Norway, April 2008