Using black and white photography and titles that are Big Ideas, the author examines the real and politic world through the camera lens. The images and their titles give the viewer an opportunity to consider their role on the stage of life. As a retired art educator, the photos were taken in and around educational environments, the art studio, and the natural world. Although the content reflects the thoughts and ideas of the artist, the work itself is not meant to be divisive, but strives to put a simple lens on the complex issues we all deal with in the 21st. century. All of the photography was taken using various generations of iPhone cameras and the resulting images were primarily processed digitally using a variety of photography apps. The Black Series aesthetic, by removing color in a photographic image, is a powerful tool to distill an image to its core. Initially featured in the artist’s Instagram feed, the continuation of the series through time resulted in a beginning volume of Christine’s Black Series. Should you purchase the book, and enjoy it, please consider leaving a review of the book on the Amazon page. Art is my life’s work and I am excited to use my efforts to affect change in our world! I am pledging 50% of the proceeds of the Black Series to go to the Ocean Conservancy. Some of the photos in the Black Series address the stresses on our natural world. As we have explored our oceans through our Coral Reef exhibition, we know that targeted action needs to take place to save the health of our oceans. The Ocean Conservancy has been active in this role for over 30 years in a wide variety of ways. The purchase of my newly published Black Series photographic collection will directly impact this organization. Help me help our oceans and support the power and freedom of the artistic voice! Thank you for your support and for your social activism! Together we can make change!