I grew up in a small, rural town in Pennsylvania, and the first thing I pointed a camera towards was the natural world. Because of this experience, I always seek out subjects influenced by nature and often find them in people or places. Many of these same themes were discovered during my first time to Asia. I traveled to Hong Kong and Taipei, two metropolitan cities on islands with a close relationship to their natural landscape. These photos are an exploration of the people, the environment, and the way of life in a world unfamiliar to me.