Hi. I'm Dirk. I’d prefer to tell you about a lion at night, the tallest mountain on the continent, primitive chaos, a plastic flag, or the eye of an elephant. But I'm told I need to describe myself, so here we go...

With an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and a master's degree in ecology from Colorado State University, I'm interested in photographing the environments in which I find myself and how they shape their inhabitants, be they human or otherwise. I may be the only person to complete a master's thesis in ecology as an art photography project.

Instead of more drivel about me, I invite you to imagine the two of us as emperor penguins in Antarctica.

“Hi friend!” I'd say.

“[insert comment here]” you'd say.

Then the photographer would take our picture, and we'd look like this.