Living in Northern British Columbia's bush | Back To The Land

Living in Northern British Columbia's bush | Back To The Land

His name, Greggo Mutch. You often hear stories of city dwellers trading in their nine to five, two-story home and unnecessary amount of stuff in an attempt for a back to the land experience. A lifestyle that can sometimes be romanticized into feel-good feelings of self-sufficiency, seclusion, and being nature's companion. Seeing Greggo’s situation was like stepping back into 1887 and the harsh reality of homesteading where the only comfort was a wood burning stove. Greggo still endures the realities people faced 150 years ago and he seems to be doing just fine…

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Pro skateboarder Dan Mancina

Pro skateboarder Dan Mancina

Recently I was put in contact with Everette, an ex-school teacher who at one point created his own skateboard class where he once taught. We met over coffee and I was curious about his story, possibly doing a photo project around skateboarding, and what he’s been doing since leaving the Calgary Board of Education. He then mentioned pro blind skateboarder, Dan Mancina. My eyes wide, then asking him to repeat and confirm that there are blind skateboarders. In hindsight, it was ignorant of me to even think that the visually impaired could not skate. Hell, there are blind photographers, so why not blind skateboarders…

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Tree Felling In Northern BC | Back To The Land

Tree Felling In Northern BC | Back To The Land

My wife and I woke up at the crack of dawn, I prepped the gear the night before as to save time in case of a delay, and drove using the directions Landon gave us which in my head translated to: find the makeshift road that you can barely see, no recognizable sign or landmarks, just make a sharp left when you hit roughly mile 30. I checked the speedometer with white knuckles on the steering wheel, both with stage fright and excitement…

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Training For The Olympics

Training For The Olympics

Gymnastics is one of those sports where you can’t help question the physics and aptitude of the human body. The shear strength and flexibility leave you wondering what these humans will be capable of in the years to come as the sport progresses. I had the honour of photographing Jackson Payne, a local Calgarian gymnast who is currently on the Canadian national team with hopes of qualifying for the next summer Olympics…

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Adult Halloween-ing

Adult Halloween-ing

Every year, I like to photograph something for the Halloween holiday. I know it’s not an actual holiday but you and I both know it should be. Like many, the one experience most people remember from their childhood is Trick or Treating. I was born in the early 80’s and for me, Halloween could never come soon enough year after year, and I know I’m not the only one whose parents would raise hell if you started to go door-to-door at 3:57pm…

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