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!
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..
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
St. Nicholas peak, one of the most striking mountains that I can think of in the Rockies. Fortunate to have climbed it with some friends on our second day traversing the Wapta Ice Field over the weekend. Weather conditions starting out weren’t looking to great but once we neared the summit the clouds parted and we were rewarded with a view! . Sharing this I can’t help but think of the three climbers that died in an avalanche a few days after this not far from here. My thoughts go out to them and their families, it’s a truly tragic situation. Stay safe out there, cherish each day, let your loved ones know how much you love them!
While floating down the river I was thinking about how the only thing missing from the trip was culture and local interactions. There were no clues that you were actually in Mexico otherwise. Later that day a young boy who was spear fishing curiously came around the corner after spotting our campsite. He was shy and didn’t say much but once I left our group and started taking some photos down the river he came over to me and we spoke briefly about what we were each doing down there. Before he left he asked if I could take a photo of him. Grateful for that small interaction and a sense of place.
8 days spent paddling between towering canyon walls that slowly transitioned from a dry desert to a lush jungle. I can’t remember the last time I’ve spent that long with no service, fully engaged in conversation and present in each moment with no distractions. Feeling incredibly refreshed, privileged and grateful for the experience. It was an adventure it’s self just to secure permits and find someone to haul us and our gear back out of the canyon. I can’t thank @moonmountainman enough for all the work he put in to making this possible. Still buzzing. Looking forward to sharing more from the trip!