“Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.” –Berenice Abbott
And in the same way the Pacific salmon that I photograph each year die and become a part of the past.
But not before they reproduce- helping to continue the cycle year after year. Pacific Salmon have quickly become one of my primary subjects, alongside of my fascination with the overall watershed. In some small way I hope my underwater salmon photos help to play a part in preserving these wonderous creatures and the habitat they are a part of. All five species of Pacific Salmon- Chinook, Coho, Chum, Pink, and Sockeye, frequent rivers near my home base of Campbell River, BC.
Click HERE to watch a short video documentary where I talk about my thoughts on salmon and my role in creating art that helps create awareness.