The documentation of the dignity and beauty of people of rapidly vanishing cultures are incredibly important, in getting their message out to the world. "Portraiture is something I’ve increasingly aspired to as a photographer. It is an entirely different skill-set. The challenge of portraiture is about knowing and understanding your subject with a combination of perfect timing, you may have just fractions of a second to capture the image that you have in your mind’s eye. On top of that, a really good portrait often communicates far more power and emotion to the viewer than any landscape; it’s the human element that makes it special.