...Infact, it's quite likely. I do feel the need however to make a comment regarding all those little plastic bracelets that everybody is wearing into Whole Foods and REI. The goal here is to save the planet, it's people, cancer, whatever color you chose. Would it not be better then, to stop producing things like little plastic bracelets that end up in landfills, oceans, gutters, and in every case will be either removed or lost at some point? It's a waste, and although they probably only cost a few cents to make, that is still a few cents that could be given to a cause. The problem is not with the companies that produce these little amulets though, it is with us. We need to be able to give money or time to a cause without having to advertise what we did to others, and until we make that fundamental change, the bracelets will be necessary. Let me offer an alternative. If you want to stop poverty, or hunger, have those you are trying to help weave or create the bracelets out of local organic materials. It's the give a man a fish vs. teach him to fish illustration all over again. If you want to save the rainforrest, definitely don't buy one. Even if it's made out of natural rubber, that rubber comes from a tree, one that had to have land cleared so that it could grow. But, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, infact, it's quite likely.
At the age of 26, Ben Horton’s biography reads like that of a seasoned
explorer. Highly influenced by his love of travel and adventure and
his constant search for something new, his imagery is vibrant with
fresh and creative energy. Raised in Bermuda, Ben Horton has spent the
majority of his life traveling and seeking out new adventure. Ben is
the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s first Young
Explorer award for research on Cocos Island involving shark poaching.
This led to a 2 month Expedition to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian
Arctic with Arctic legend Will Steger. As his career has developed,
Ben has adapted writing and the organization of his own expeditions to
complement his photography. To support his conservation photography,
which is Ben’s passion, he works as a fashion and advertising