KUCI 88.9fm

Monday, September 1, 2014

Michael Jason Williams joined me this morning to talk about his film Sacred Waterfall! 9am pst on KUCI 88.9fm

Great show this morning with special guest Michael Jason Williams! Listen to our conversation here.

Follow Michael's epic journey as a wilderness photographer, as he shoots waterfalls across all 50 States to create environmental awareness: www.mjwphoto.com.

"If we don’t create awareness, nothing will be done about the severe environmental issues we’re facing. If you want a shred of nature to be left for your kids to enjoy, if you want them to breathe clean air, or even be able to cope with the toxic clean up that needs to start in our oceans and rivers, then think about helping out projects like mine.

I believe there are two factors in creating mass change: Awareness, then Action. I hope that Sacred Waterfalls will create the awareness part, so that many more people are inspired to take action and preserve these natural temples that are diminishing.

Please visit www.mjwphoto.com/sw to contribute to Sacred Waterfalls through Friday, September 12." - Michael Jason Williams


From Michael's blog:
The fundraiser for Sacred Waterfalls at Kickstarter is underway and off to a great running start! If you have an interest in photography or preserving nature, you will love this film.

I’ll be traveling in a van full of photography gear over the next year, shooting America’s most exotic waterfalls, documenting the experience as I go. I’ll also stop to interview park officials, scientists, and Native American elders, all who want to talk about climate change.

Waterfalls are great indicators of the planet’s health, and new discoveries are being made around them. Did you know that a new fish species was recently discovered in Hawaii that climbs waterfalls? The Nopili rock-climbing goby is being threatened by severe drought and pollution.

There are other environmental topics, like dams, Hetch Hetchy Valley, and runoff tunnels we’ll get into in the film, but the main message I want to convey today is this: If we don’t create awareness, nothing will be done about the severe environmental issues we’re facing. If you want a shred of nature to be left for your kids to enjoy, if you want them to breathe clean air, or even be able to cope with the toxic clean up that needs to start in our oceans and rivers, then think about helping out projects like mine.

I believe there are two factors in creating mass change: Awareness, then Action. I hope that Sacred Waterfalls will create the awareness part, so that many more people are inspired to take action and preserve these natural temples that are diminishing.

Please visit www.mjwphoto.com/sw to contribute to Sacred Waterfalls through Friday, September 12.

- See more at: http://mjwphoto.com/cmablog/#sthash.mQg0EU3L.dpuf

ABOUT Michael Jason Williams

Born in Hollywood, to a family of producers and artists, Michael Jason Williams absorbed facets of the visual arts from an early age. From the time he could walk and talk he started to appreciate nature and his father's photography while camping in the High Sierras, and during local hikes at home in the Santa Monica Mountains. Always hungry for an outdoor adventure, and finding a way to share his experiences when he came home, Michael naturally started to tell his stories with his father's cameras. Whether picking up film, video, or later digital cameras, there was always a way to get creative, and hopefully bringing dad's equipment home safe (but not always)! With mentorship from friends and family over the years, Michael has applied his creativity towards various outlets including greeting cards, magazine and web publishing, writing, graphic design, and video production.

With the same drive from his early life, Michael still looks for adventure and creativity at every moment possible. His passion has now expanded beyond the personal satisfaction found from being in nature and bringing home images to family and friends, to bringing vivid soul stirring photos to a larger audience of art lovers and collectors. Embracing the latest in digital photo technology and utilizing a custom high-tech print process, Michael Jason Williams is quickly becoming recognized as a photographer who pushes the limits in the field, and in the digital darkroom.

Sacred Waterfalls, is in final stages of pre-production, To find out how to support this film and photo book, visit www.mjwphoto.com/sw 

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