As a hunter, I am aware that the majority of societal resources needed for survival are mediated through capitalism. For the past three years, I have been building a series of self-portraits derived from photographs captured on my spearfishing dives. Driven by the understanding that nature is as brutal as it is beautiful and that hunting is an essential process at every level of the natural food chain, I use large-scale photorealism and vivid colors in an effort to transfix my audience within the intricate evolutional details of the animals that we eat. I take inspiration from Paleolithic cave paintings, some of the earliest documented forms of painting that honored the hunt and the animals on which the painters depended. My work is thus a contemporary continuation of this prehistoric painting process, recording the intrinsic relationship between human and animal, hunter and prey.