The passion of my work is nature. My photographic approach includes realism, abstraction and minimalism. My recent project, macro portraits, focuses (with a hint of activism) on the common milkweed, the sole food of the monarch butterfly. I eliminate all but the essentials to heighten the viewers consciousness of the milkweed’s beauty and indirectly, the need for its conservancy. Coincidental to my project, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is now, finally, working to increase its habitat.