Back in the spring, I spent some time shooting Paul from Grow Calgary as the beginning of a potential project. The project has taken on many different forms since the initial shoot, but has since developed into something much larger than I had initially expected. In short, it's become the beginning of a long-term project exploring individuals that have dedicated a large portion of their lives towards bettering our planet.
As I get older (and wiser), I'm becoming more and more interested and aware of the issues that are currently facing our planet. Although it's hard to avoid, it seems, the more research I do and the more I learn, the more inclined I become to do what I can to help. Although there's plenty of current issues that need attention, I've grown a strong passion, more specifically, towards our environmental issues. Besides taking steps within my personal life to reduce my impact, I still feel like transitioning to organic products and reducing my waste output is not enough.
Almost from the beginning I've always hoped to use my skill-set in a positive way. I've always been attracted to photography's abilities to raise awareness and encourage action, and I feel this is a perfect project that can combine my passion for environmental issues as well as my desire to use my photography for good.
The larger aspects of this project is still early in the planning stages, but I'll reveal it in much more detail in the next few months. Until then, here's a preview of my images from my time with Paul, as well as an excerpt of my interview with him that is featured in the magazine I'm releasing soon.
As I mentioned, a lot of things are coming up that I couldn't be more excited for! My magazine will be done in the next week and the "Good People" project (mentioned above) will not only be super interesting to explore, but also a very personally rewarding experience.
Okay, I'm stoked, you should be stoked. New post in the next week or so with all the details on the magazine and how you can FINALLY get yourself a copy!