Flagstaff, Arizona-based photographer and award winning filmmaker, James 'Q' Martin, was born in the Arizona desert and raised in the remote reaches of Alaska. In 1997, with a film camera in one hand and a climbing rope in the other, Q left for Central America to explore the language and culture. It was there he discovered his desire to actively pursue media and storytelling. Inquisitive, spirited, and dedicated to regional and international conservation efforts, Q has since traveled extensively throughout the American Southwest and to more than 30 countries, spanning 6 continents, documenting the stories of world-class athletes, artists, conservationists, filmmakers, and scientists who inspire him. He hopes that by capturing their compassion for special places on film, it will help raise awareness for issues facing our communities worldwide, and unite people taking steps to preserve and protect those places for future generations.