While working in Editorial Photography in NYC I have come across stories that run the gamut of themes – love and loneliness, conflict and brotherhood, justice and prejudice being just a few. They exist in every sector of society and in every society as a whole around the globe. Sometimes, the stories play out in the daily lives of ordinary citizens in a manner that very much represents a microcosm of society. That fact often only becomes obvious when you are able to step back and take an objective look at the “big picture” of the society in which people live their lives Other stories, of course, are such that they have an impact on the entire society and that impact will forever change the society for better or worse – a result best viewed in hindsight. In my journeys in Editorial Photography in NYC and everywhere else that I go, I have seen many individuals’ stories unfold. It has led me to be certain that there is a story worth telling everywhere I go. As an expert photographer, I find it’s very easy for me to capture and relay these stories with my camera. It is true that conflict is always an easy sell when it comes to news stories and as a photographer, I have seen conflicts first hand and worked in several areas where danger was, indeed, very clear and very present. The assignment on which the above photograph was taken is a prime example. It shows Aegis team leader Mark Green patrolling a dirt road in Baghdad. His trained eye searches for anything that seems out of the ordinary to which he will certainly be swift to react. Aegis Defence Services, the private British military company for which Green works, was founded by Tim Spicer in 2004. Aegis’s overseas offices are in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.