When deciding which photograph would become my SuperRare genesis I knew at heart that it needed to be from the forest.

BC’s temperate rainforest is my favorite place to go when I need to be immersed in nature, and my images of it are what I have become best known for. I often receive comments from people who see my images without my name attached and still immediately recognize the photograph as mine. I’ve been a landscape photographer for over 10 years now and have worked very hard to develop my style, creating photographs that have a bit of myself embedded in them. I’m also drawn to the rainforest because it’s ideal for self expression — everybody interprets the chaotic, green puzzle differently.

This particular location is quite close to my heart and I find myself constantly returning to it, spending hundreds of hours wandering the trails, wading through the canyon or simply just sitting and observing. It is a natural form of therapy where all my worries and stress fade away. For a moment, life becomes simple and I savor every second of it.

Despite all of my time spent here, I had never seen the area covered in heavy fog. For context, canyons are always a struggle to get fog into as the fog needs to be extremely thick. When it’s not thick enough, it simply floats above the canyon rather than going inside. This canyon is also located in a spot on the mountain where fog simply doesn’t accumulate often.

But then one day it happened and we had a huge, long lasting spell of fog roll in. I spent an entire day roaming around the forest and canyon in the fog. It was the most powerful flow state I’ve ever managed to enter, going from one composition to the next, the camera becoming a perfectly natural extension of my body and mind. After spending so much time over the years and getting to know this place so well, I had accumulated a decent amount of compositions in my head that I was waiting to shoot in perfect conditions. This day was perfect and the photograph you see here is one of those.

Thank you for reading. If you’d like to see a brief video version of my journey, you can do so here.


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