It’s not always big mountains and risky adventure that I’m constantly chasing rather it’s the feeling of being disconnected while focusing on being present in the moment to learn about and challenge myself. Growing up in a big city this park in particular played a crucial role in my life when I was in my early 20’s. Anytime I felt anxious, stressed, unsure, restless, unhappy or just needed to get away from everything this is where I went. I haven't been back to visit in a long time but I still go here mentally quite often, thinking back to a transitional period where I took the time to really reflect on what’s important in life and appreciate the importance of being surrounded by nature.
It has been a personal goal of mine to do less international travel and take the time to see more of Canada and meet the people who also call this country home. While in Peggy’s Cove earlier this summer with @matadornetwork I met local artist Roger Crooks who kindly let me take some photos of him and his studio. He was a genuine, friendly person (and classic Maritimer) who has so much love for the work he creates and the province he calls home. It’s people like him that we met along the way that keeps us coming back out east. If you find yourself out there, pop into the Bouy Shack and say hello! #sponsored #visitnovascotia
I was eager to edit this first photo as soon as I got back to my computer, I had already envisioned how I was going to edit it, the look, the colours, the mood, etc.. However over the years i’ve learned to slow down the editing process, to let the photos “marinate” on my hard drive for awhile so I don’t end up over editing an image because of excitement. Maybe you know the feeling, sometimes it takes forever to edit a single image, each time you go back to it wondering what the heck you were thinking and end up starting fresh again before finally coming out with something you’re happy with. I really enjoy the process but definitely have to be in a certain mindset and the right environment. Having the right software that works for you is a game changer as well, it’s all a learning process! *BTS images from a shoot for Capture One, refer to my previous post if you’d like to watch the video ✌🏻 📷: @chrisclarkcinema @kalumko
*congrats to the winners: @silvergirl207 @h garant @kaeladeda @dduerds* Super stoked to announce my new partnership with @backcountry, a retailer with down to earth, likeminded staff aka gear heads who have been there from the beginning to help support me with insight and gear when I was first getting into climbing and backcountry skiing. My goal with this partnership and each #sponsored post is to give back and help others who are looking to get into a new sport or hobby. As you may know it can be freakin’ expensive and adds up quickly when you're just starting out in a new activity, all to just further your appreciation for nature and create some memories. For that reason I want to put money from this partnership towards helping some of you invest in new safety gear or whatever it may be that will help you get after it and experience some good times outside. Just let me know in the comments what it is that you're in need of gearwise and what you're looking to get into and I will
If you’ve been following me for awhile then you probably know that my love for the East Coast of Canada is no secret. @hayoui and I have been fortunate enough to visit several times since our first trip 3 years ago. There’s something about the simple yet enticing landscapes and genuine friendliness of the locals that keeps pulling us back. Earlier this summer we visited Atlantic Canada for a quick trip with @matadornetwork. The weather on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick was pretty moody while we were there but it only added to the beauty of the rugged (and holey) coast line. #sponsored #explorenb #grandmanan
A landscape that makes you question, provokes thoughts and sparks imagination. I’m just as confused as you are but that’s the beauty of it.
A handful of favourites from one of the most incredible landscapes in the world. Patagonia 2017.
Photographing and partaking in pleasant paddles passing the prominent parliament where politicians propagate policies & passionate protesters preach progress. Produced for @ottawatourism. #myottawa #sponsored Not sure what I was really going for there with all the “P’s” but it was a fun challenge. @szetoszeto
Simplicity in the complexities. Same mountain, different moods. Can you spot the people setting the track in the second image?
It was great to catch up with my buddy and Ottawa local, @szetoszeto while out east. He’s insanely talented at woodworking and creative on multiple levels, he actually hand built the paddle and canoe in these photos. Each product is unique and one of a kind because he repurposes and up-cycles broken skateboards into his designs. His passion for the work he creates, his community and the positive energy that he radiates is super contagious and a pleasure to be around. Definitely be sure to take a look at his work. These photos are from a camping trip in Gatineau Park just outside the city, a nice little escape from the hustle and bustle. @ottawatourism #myottawa
A couple years back when visiting Ottawa I discovered that you could take a scenic flight over the city and river valley in a 1939 Waco UPF-7 Biplane. You even get to wear the big old goggles and helmet for the full experience in the open cockpit. It has to be one of the most unique things you can do here in the city. Something that apparently even a ton of locals don’t know about. Grateful for the incredible opportunity to shoot this beautiful vintage plane from the air, thank you @ottawatourism for helping to making it happen! #myottawa #sponsored @ottawabiplane
Had the opportunity to go white water canoeing for the first time yesterday on the Ottawa River with Paul Mason. It was impressive watching him effortlessly make his way through massive rapids in that canoe like it was nothing. He was practically born in a canoe and learned valuable skills from his father, the legendary wilderness artist, Bill Mason. If you haven’t heard of him you should check out the videos “song of the paddle” & “whitewalker”, they will make you want to drop whatever you’re doing and get out on the water! I finally got the fix I was looking for after watching them. Stoked to be back in the Ottawa Valley for the second time on a trip #sponsored by @ottawatourism. #myottawa
The ever so vibrant @dizzyfae. Shot alongside @caleyvanular and a crew of exceptionally talented friends a little while ago in Mexico for Nike Women. Stoked to have been a part of it!
Desert storms and wild horses.
Finally getting around to editing some recent-ish photos. This is a moment I’ll never forget, it was one of the most incredible displays of light I’ve ever seen. A break in a snowstorm in the Grand Canyon.
Tintype photography is a tedious process that requires full cooperation between the subject and photographer. The photos you see from the past where everyone looks angry, it’s because they had to stay still for upwards of 2 minutes in order for the photo to expose properly. It really makes you appreciate all of the work and thought involved just to take a single portrait. The results however, when done right, are incredible. Thanks for the timeless pic @ianazariah! @tintypetrike
You’re alright Vancouver. Over the past couple of days I’ve been going to some local spots around the city and comparing historical photos from the past to the present. I have some examples up in my story right now and created a highlight on my profile as well if you’re interested. Although there has been so much major development in the are I’m grateful for all of the nature we have in close proximity. Not the worst place to call home!
My favourite colour pallete.
After the airline lost our bags we had to change our plans of trekking once arriving in Francois. With an open itinerary we got introduced to George Fudge. He proudly offered to take us out on his boat to show us some of his favourite spots. Still can’t get over the friendliness of the locals and the landscapes in Newfoundland. Looking forward to visiting again next month!
Landscape photography in the summer basically turns you into a vampire. Lots of late nights and early mornings, sleeping when you can during the day when the sun is harsh. That’s also my excuse for being pasty white..
Cerro Torre and the expansive and other worldly southern Patagonian ice field.
Continuing on from yesterday’s theme of Northern BC here’s some images from a trip into the Muskwa Kechika with Wayne Sawchuk. Remote and vast are some of the best words to describe the area. The MK encompasses 6.4 million hectares of land with varying levels of conservation, preservation and land use practices. There are 50 undeveloped watersheds and the area has been deemed the Serengeti of the north for its abundance and diversity of wildlife. Wayne knows this land inside and out and played a key role in protecting this unique area. Such a legend. @a muskwaman
A few favourites from an aerial trip in northern BC for the tourism board a couple years back. Grateful for the opportunity to see that part of the province!