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

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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

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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

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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

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A few years later and here we are

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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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Troy Moth

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Troy Moth spent the first few years of life living in a tent in a remote tree-planting camp on the West Coast of Canada. He loved the wild and abundant nature he grew up immersed in, but eventually the call to adventure became too much and he moved, first across Canada to the big city (Toronto), then across the world to India, to pursue a career in photography. After shooting for clients like Vogue, he now focuses on his art.

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Troy Moth

Troy Moth

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Troy Moth spent the first few years of life living in a tent in a remote tree-planting camp on the West Coast of Canada. He loved the wild and abundant nature he grew up immersed in, but eventually the call to adventure became too much and he moved, first across Canada to the big city (Toronto), then across the world to India, to pursue a career in photography. After shooting for clients like Vogue, he now focuses on his art.

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TeresaRogers
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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dbradley
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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TeresaRogers
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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dbradley
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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