About the Artist - Nick Fitzhardinge Photography

ARTIST STATEMENT

My Photography is based on a sense of appreciation and connectedness with the natural world. By portraying nature’s myriad of emotions through rare displays of light, atmosphere and mood, the intent is to inspire the viewer into seeing a little of the magic in the world that they perhaps weren’t aware of, to have them hold these places in higher esteem, and to leave them with a sense of wonder for what might be found around the next corner.




BIO

I am an Australian-Canadian photographer based in Canmore in the Canadian Rockies.

I grew up in Tasmania surrounded by art and immersed in nature: my mother is a landscape artist and so weekends and holidays were often spent exploring mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests and coastline. I loved the geography and pored over maps of the state, imagining what each location might be like based on contour lines, names and elevations.

After graduating with a business degree from The University of Wollongong in New South Wales in 2006, I worked as a camp counsellor in New York State for two summers, followed by a ski season in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. By the summer of 2008 I had upgraded from a point-and-shoot camera to a basic DSLR in an effort to better show family and friends the overwhelming beauty of Banff National Park. This was to become a pivotal point in my life as it re-inspired my artistic side. The following four years found me travelling and photographing in North, Central & South America, as well as touring and living out of a van in New Zealand.

I enjoy multi-day backpacking trips and have had many opportunities to do so in The Rockies, The Andes and The Southern Alps mountain ranges. It is in these places and times that I feel in my element; taking my best photographs as I am more acutely attuned to the weather and light. After discovering the work of other inspiring landscape photographers, I knew that I too wanted to celebrate the natural world through this particular form of artistic expression.

Currently I am especially inspired by the wild and expansive Canadian landscape, and am grateful that this is where my story will continue to unfold.



“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ― John Muir



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