It has been noted that the most influential members of society are not the politicians, religious leaders nor the printed press , but rather the creative mind of the artist whose instinctive ability to self reflect and implement conscious transformation into the hearts and minds of an entire culture and society. My name is Thomas DeSoto and I am among a small fraternity of artistic philosophers committed to affecting positive change within our society. It is my desire to educate on a global scale social responsibility, environmental awareness, and reintroduce the universal laws of nature and spirituality which have vanished in our main stream culture and society today. My resolve is to publish " With My Eyes Closed" a 477 page, full color tabletop book unveiling for the first time in three decades 3000 unpublished photographs of my travels from around the world together with my personal collection of oil paintings and writings to the public in order to inspire a new generation of creative artist in agreement with nature. In 1996, I personally sold over 4000 posters of my famous "The Blue Eyed Hunter" wildlife poster to guest at the San Diego Zoo in a two week period. Today I have well over 5000 images and ten oil paintings ready to publish, from sports to fashion, from celebrities to rock stars and everything in between. With Five best selling tabletop books to my credit like the, " Wild Discovery", tabletop book  for Time Life Publications, The Famous "Gracie Ju Jit -Su",  MMA tabletop book for Helio Gracie himself, two Tabletop Books for the famous artist Christian Reese Lassen, and the famous environmental book for Julia Butterfly Hill " The Legacy of Luna" my new tabletop book "With My Eyes Closed" promises to keep in stride as one of the most memorable of all my artistic endeavors, a life time full of journalistic drama, adventure and intrigue from around the world. Sincerely Thomas DeSoto  Auteur of Photograhy. ECI,LLC,....