"Clemency Raptor" Portfolio (2012-13)
Clemency Raptor is a portrait of life for birds of prey while in the care of rescue and rehabilitation centers, including the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland and the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet. There is a delicate harmony at stake in the encounters as well as a clash between man and animal, emphasizing their and our own separation from the natural world. Birds are brought into the centers with numerous casualties that range from arrows and bullets in their bodies, electrocutions on telephone wires to cars that have hit them. The altruism of the individuals I have photographed is present as they attempt to shield animals from harm and return them to their natural habitats.