I still remember the first time I found a place that felt truly remote. On July 1, 2005, Canada Day no less, I did my first real hike – a path along Canyon Mountain near Whitehorse in the Yukon. I distinctly remember looking down over Whitehorse and thinking of how small it looked compared to how it felt to be in the town. Peering off of Canyon mountain’s other side painted a somewhat different picture. I couldn’t see signs of civilization as far as the horizon, a first for me as someone who grew up in Toronto. At that moment, I began to feel the sense of solitude and balance that only wilderness delivers. Since that day, I have continued to seek that feeling of solitude and connectivity with nature.
Photography became a serious hobby of mine in 2013. It didn’t take long for me to determine that this art form could help me share my passion for nature with others who haven’t had the same experiences as me. I had, by 2014, developed a true love for landscape photography, and a real desire to hone in my craft. I began learning more about photographic techniques, learning to deconstruct the photos produced by more talented photographers, and experimenting with my own technique and distinct style.
Today, I am a hobby photographer who aims to find and share that emotion I so vividly remember standing on Canyon Mountain. While I do try to travel to remote locations as frequently as possible, I also believe you can find little pockets of that feeling close to home if you’re willing to seek it out. Sometimes that emotion can be had for only a fleeting moment, but with the right timing and technique it can be preserved in a photo that can make even a city feel like the wilderness.
My hope for this website is to showcase some incredible locations I have had the privilege to visit, and spread the emotional attachment to nature that I cherish.