Derek is an exploratory photographer passionate about bringing Earth’s most beautiful and delicate moments to his audience. Rooted in Chicago, Derek travels locally and abroad searching for landscapes, cityscapes, and people that stimulate the imagination. His enthusiasm for photography is exemplified by his spirit for exploration and his desire to learn. After traveling globally, Derek has seen the desperate need for conservation awareness. His photography highlights regions affected and a portion of his photography sales goes directly back to organizations fighting for these areas conservation protection.