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Why I Quit The Fashion Industry To Live In A Cabin In The Woods
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Animals, Photography7 years ago

Why I Quit The Fashion Industry To Live In A Cabin In The Woods

This time five years ago I was living the dream of many photographers: I had a successful career in the fashion industry, and I was splitting my time between Toronto and Mumbai, shooting for magazines like Vogue and Rolling Stone. I worked with some really fantastic people, and had some amazing experiences, but through it all I could never escape this nagging feeling calling me back to my roots.

My career as a photographer really started when I was 18. I had my very first camera, and I was taking pictures of bald eagles during their mating season.I came home with a collection of blurry photos, but a crystal clear goal: I’m going to be a photographer. I’m going to photograph wildlife.

I got a little distracted from my quest, but after five years something just clicked one day – it was a great life, but it wasn’t my goal, it wasn’t what I’d got into it for. So I packed my bags and moved back to Vancouver Island. I built a little cabin in the forest and started photographing wildlife again.

A few years later and here we are. I’ve photographed wild bison in Yellowstone, tracked feral horses through the Dakotas, hung out with a grizzly bear in Montana, and went on a hike with a wolf in British Columbia. Most importantly, the images I’m showing people are the images I’m passionate about, the things I want people to see and fall in love with. Instead of helping people fall in love with material goods, I’m showing them lovers in the sky. I think my 18-year old self would approve.

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I had a successful career in fashion, splitting my time between Toronto and Mumbai

I was shooting for magazines like Vogue, Rolling Stone, but I could never escape this nagging feeling calling me back to my roots

After five years something just clicked one day – it was a great life, but it wasn’t my goal, it wasn’t what I’d got into it for

I packed my bags and moved back to Vancouver Island

I built a little cabin in the forest and started photographing wildlife again

The images I’m showing people are the images I’m passionate about, the things I want people to see and fall in love with

Instead of helping people fall in love with material goods, I’m showing them lovers in the sky

A few years later and here we are

I’ve photographed wild bison in Yellowstone, tracked feral horses through the Dakotas

I think my 18-year old self would approve

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TeresaRogers
Community Member
7 years ago

Exquisite images of real and important facets of natural beauty. Well done and thank you for sharing! We live on a sublime orb.

dbradley
Community Member
7 years ago

It all makes sense, just knowing that Vancouver Island played a part in the inspiration.

AlexanderHuzau
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7 years ago

Breathtaking pictures! Do it further so.

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TeresaRogers
Community Member
7 years ago

Exquisite images of real and important facets of natural beauty. Well done and thank you for sharing! We live on a sublime orb.

dbradley
Community Member
7 years ago

It all makes sense, just knowing that Vancouver Island played a part in the inspiration.

AlexanderHuzau
Community Member
7 years ago

Breathtaking pictures! Do it further so.

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