Raised in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, Blake Jorgenson headed west to Whistler, B.C. in 1993 at the age of 18 in search of adventure. Now in his thirties, he has won several prestigious industry awards, including the Pro Photographer Showdown at Whistler’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival and Powder Magazine’s Photo of the Year.Read More
Over the course of his 40-year career, photographer Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. Wolfe’s photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective. Wolfe's photographic mission is multi-faceted: art, wildlife advocacy, education, and journalism inform his work.Read More
What is your name?
When did you begin listening to The Candid Frame?
I'm a new listener. I've been listening to the Candid Frame avidly for about five months now.
How long have you been shooting and what inspired your interest in photography?
I've been shooting seriously since 2005. I've always had an interest in photography, or at least the mechanics of it. When I was a child I remember sneaking into my father's camera bag. I would pull out the Minolta camera body, open the lenses and fire the flash. I was fascinated by it. I can remember the cold, heavy camera body and the smell of film. I love the tools of the trade. But throughout my adolescence I rarely picked up a camera. Then later in life I fell in love with writing, which led me to pursue a degree in journalism. It was there that I rediscovered my love for photography, specifically photojournalism and documentary photography. Now I can't imagine doing anything else.
Do you have a preferred genre or specialty of photography? Why?
Documentary and Landscape Photography. It is my intention to create bodies of work on the duality of nature as wilderness and resource, and to express the oxymoron that is "natural resource."