Nature, landscape, and wildlife photographer living in Edmonton, AB
As a nature photographer living in Edmonton, I get outside as often as I can. Backpacking and canoeing are two of my favourite ways to travel outdoors, but I love to experience nature any way I can. I share this love by guiding outdoor trips and letting people know where to find pockets of nature all around. But photography is my favourite way to communicate my experience.
I find joy and peace in nature: in moving through it, sitting quietly in it, and in the contemplation that comes with photographing it. It renews me and gives me a centered place from which I can face the world of deadlines, computers, and crowds.
Sharing this peace with you, or even the knowledge that this peace exists, is my goal. It exists close to you but it takes time and intention to absorb. I hope my photographs can bring you peace and can inspire you to find peace.
-- Joel Koop