BC is a province that has beauty at every turn; across landscapes that vary more than almost anywhere else in the world. There are towns that dot that landscape that look like the came right out of Lord of the Rings. I may be a little biased but I believe Nelson BC is a gem that rivals anywhere else on the planet for beauty and opportunities for backcountry adventure. I have been raised on biking, skiing, hiking, camping and canoeing, and that is just the beginning of everything you can do in the West Kootenays. Nelson BC photography has definitely shaped how I view the rest of the world.
I feel thankful I was raised in Nelson BC but I had no idea how lucky I was until I left my lifelong home at 18. Living by the lake, having the amazing Whitewater Ski Resort 30 minutes away and a multitude of backcountry activities has made Nelson my home for life. This landscape has shaped me in so many ways and has guided my career in outdoor adventure photography. There is a lot of competition to create stunning Nelson BC photography but this place will always inspire as the season’s change and as the adventure continues.
I can leave my house and be on biking trails and on the lake within minutes and ski alpine peaks in no time at all. But even when I don’t have time to adventure into the mountains I can shoot landscape images right out my back door. The other night as I was driving home from my parent’s house the sky began to clear and an almost full moon illuminated the landscape as fog drifted over the iconic Big Orange Bridge that spans Kootenay Lake. Night photography has been an obsession of mine for years and allows me a different view on a place I am so used to seeing during the day. I can’t wait to get out on more missions.