Posts tagged conservation
The Narwhal

The Narwhal's mission is to make complex energy and environment news accessible to Canadians and to shine a light on critical, under-reported stories, and so when Emma and Carol the masterminds behind the website approached me to do a few portraits for their rebrand I was excited. They launched their new website today and I'm so proud to have contributed in a small way. 

 
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They were looking for something a little more casual, as if they were out reporting and  working in the field , while keeping it professional.  I had a few different locations in Victoria, BC in mind, but because we decided on a warm sunset glow the options of a clear west facing backdrop are few and far between and so we ended up on the top of Mt. Douglas.  

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It was a pretty simple set up with the sun behind them, working as our main source of light and a white V-flat just to fill in the shadows and give us a little catch light. The photos were all shot on a Canon 5D3 with a Sigma 50mm Art lens.

 
Earth Day 2018 - The Cape Town Water Crisis
 

Earth Day is my favourite holiday (after Thanksgiving) and every year I share a few amazing scenes I've witnessed to celebrate. This year though took a bit of somber turn having recently returned from Cape Town, South Africa. 

Cape Town has dried up, and from the moment I stepped off the plane to signs of conserving the water, to taps being shut off in almost every public washroom I used, I tried not to waste a drop. Coming from a water rich place into, what may potentially turn into the largest urban drought in history was a staunch reminder that water shortages though they don't effect me at home, are very real and aren’t going away. We can all be a little more careful with our usage.

So in celebration of this beautiful planet we live on I wanted to share an album of two minute songs South Africans wrote to keep your showers short. It amazes me the art that comes out of challenging situations, and a few photos of the shortage I witnessed there.