About

Image Courtesy of Simone Levine

Who am I? I am a socio-environmental scientist, an adventurer, and a storyteller. I am fueled by challenge and exploration.  I am fascinated by our diverse and dynamic world. I am driven by the conviction that there is a more sustainable and satisfying way of living our daily lives. My passion and my work have brought me to 39 countries. My camera is my constant companion. 

I began as a medium-format black and white photographer. I found my voice in the darkroom. Originally self-taught, I later studied with the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts under the instruction of an apprentice of Ansel Adams. I have explored a range of styles from surrealistic fine art and studio photography to the documentary work that eventually led me to digital photography.

My work has been published by National Geographic Traveller India, The Washington Post, The New Zealand Herald, Conde Naste Traveller, Outdoor Journal India, Cruising World, and others. I have instructed photography for National Geographic Student Expeditions since 2008. Currently I am based in Chiapas, Mexico, but no matter where I am, my goal is to give voice to the people I meet, the issues we face, and the students I mentor through exchange, knowledge, and the camera's lens.