Army Veteran and Marine Biologist | Environmental Advisor
Artist: Russell James
Size: 152cm x 152cm Square
Medium: Black and white photography printed on fine art photographic rag paper
My story is a bit unusual. I was ocean-mad when I was young, drawing sharks and things all over the place, but then we moved inland and I almost forgot about the ocean. It wasn’t until I went to work on Heron Island, near the Great Barrier Reef, years later that my passion was reawakened. I became a scuba instructor before spending the next six and a half years in the army, thanks to the Global Financial Crisis. Then I earned a double major degree with Honours in environmental science and marine science and management. At the end of the day, I love all aspects of the natural world. Knowing that I am helping our industry maintain Western Australia’s biodiversity for future generations is what inspires me.