Landscape is more than where I live. It is what surrounds me, where I go to find tranquility, inspiration and what often absorbs me body and soul.
This project was designed to bring together some of my beautiful places in the Interlake region with the special women I’ve met here. I chose to use real women, not models and none of the participants had ever posed in the nude.
In the beginning, I approached this series with a photographer’s eye inspired by the beauty and softness of a woman’s body in context with the landscape. Quickly I discovered this to be a powerful and very personal experience tor myself and the women involved. Each woman’s unspoken story is embedded in the images. These photographs embody the visible features of the land with the often hidden, private landscape of the women’s bodies … a visual heartbeat of being absorbed by the landscape.
Linda’s photograph “and so she comes to dream herself the tree…” was chosen for Points of View: A National Human Rights Photography Exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
I have had a passion for photography since the late 60’s. My first camera was a Minolta 35mm which led to some freelance photography work in Vancouver BC. Since then my extensive travels around the globe allowed me to capture and appreciate rare moments in our rapidly changing world. The last few years I have also enjoyed photographing sailing races as being on the water is one of my greatest joys in life. I strive to find a narrative in the images I shoot so the viewer can interpret a story that goes on past the initial viewing.
My images have been used in travel brochures, newspapers, magazines, tourism, CD covers, A&M records and Bryan Adams.
I have lived in British Columbia, Michigan, Manitoba and currently reside on Vancouver Island one of the most beautiful places on earth.