Fuji 3000B for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Harris Hawk Henry for an ongoing project – Mutualism for All

Mutualism for All is an ongoing body of work showcasing symbiotic relationships between multiple species with bipartisan benefit. Human relationships with animals throughout history have been wrought with despair – from commodity to beasts of burden, and if you’re lucky, companionship. These symbiotic relationships more often than not eliminate one sentient being, becoming parasitic in nature and at times, even predatory.

Humans have profitably competed with earth’s other inhabitants for environment and resources while rapidly innovating and adapting, becoming the dominant ecological force on the planet. Because of this, our interactions with wildlife – which could have been an overwhelmingly positive defining experience of our existence – has otherwise turned into one of discord and exploitation.

“Mutualism for All” zeroes in on the human-animal bond that is mutually beneficial and influenced by behaviors essential to the health and well being of both species: emotionally, psychologically and physically. Like the woolly bat and the pitcher plant, oxpeckers and zebras, sharks and remora fish – the human species can choose to aid and benefit from these bonds.

The modern practice of falconry focuses on safeguarding falcons, quarry and habitats, as well as the practice itself, and while falconers come from different backgrounds – they share universal values including conservation efforts. The positive impact that falconers have had on conservation efforts is immeasurable. Raptors in the wild face very high mortality rates – within 12 months of hatching, 70-90% of raptors will die, while birds taken from the wild get quality food, protection from weather and predators, medical care and are then released back into the wild in better condition than they were prior. Through falconry, we are able to learn about the behavior and habits of many birds of prey, while keeping the bond between both species respectful and mutually beneficial.

Harris Hawk Henry for an ongoing project – Mutualism for All

Potraits for Alaska Native Heritage Center

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a living cultural center located in Anchorage, Alaska that promotes active observance of Alaska Native culture and traditions. As the only statewide cultural and education center dedicated to celebrating all cultures and heritages, ANHC serves as a statewide resource for Alaska Natives from birth until Elder, and they support and celebrate Alaska Natives from all of Alaska’s Native cultures, including Iñupiaq, St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Athabascan, Eyak, Haida, Tsimshian, Tlingit, Unangax̂, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq, Yup’ik, and Cup’ik. 

Portraits for Alaska Native Heritage Center

Portraits for Alaska Native Heritage Center

The Stoddards, for “Mere”

Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response. While primarily dedicated to marine research and education, the nonprofit Center is the only permanent marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation facility in the state.

“I Take You Places” for Alaska Native Heritage Center

Paris for Air France Magazine


In New York City alone, there are approximately 12,000 children in foster care who, because of their circumstances, miss out on the benefits of pictures and photography. They have virtually no photos of their family and friends that would provide them comfort through their personal chaos, nor can they offer current images of themselves to those who matter most to them. As these kids grow and mature, their changing appearance goes undocumented, and major milestones pass without a permanent record. The physical history of their lives and the people significant to them is lost.

The Photo Safe mission is to “stop moments from running away,” to create a historic record where one does not exist, and to help fill an emotional and psychological gap that these children experience today.

Brian Coyle Woodwork