Photography has always been a passion of mine. Through this passion I discovered that I could bring my love of animals to new levels and reach wider audiences. With this goal in mind, I started The Sentient Project. By capturing animals in a way many people may not necessarily see them, I hope they will reconsider some of the choices they make. Our daily decisions have massive effects on animals whether immediately recognized or not, and I use photography to encourage better choices that will serve animals when we value all animals as sentient. All animals deserve our stewardship and protection, and it’s my hope that we will all recognize this someday soon. I'm so excited to begin the next steps of my project to work with film and show a wider audience the message of compassion for all animals.