I spent my formative years on the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. This sparked a passion for wild coastal scenery and moody weather that has sustained my spirit and inspired my photography ever since. The appeal is partly aesthetic, but also deeply rooted in love of the outdoors and my interest in geology and natural environment.
After a 20 - year stint 'learning the ropes' in Toronto, I moved back east in 2013 and now make my home in the seaside community of Dublin Shore in Nova Scotia's Lunenburg County, where I run a studio gallery and lead workshops in photography and digital imaging.
My portfolio includes an extensive list of publications, exhibitions and awards, with two wilderness guidebooks published by The Boston Mills Press and a feature profile in Outdoor Photography Canada magazine. Among my commercial clients are tourism and environmental organizations, corporate offices and retail stores. My work can be found at select galleries, fine art and craft shows, and in private collections in North America, Europe and Australia.
About My Work: My photography began as a way to record and remember my wilderness travels. From these documentary roots, it has evolved to a more expressive and personal style of landscape imagery that ranges from sweeping vistas to intimate portraits of the smaller landscapes beneath our feet. I once regarded Photoshop as a necessary evil; now I embrace it as a creative tool and use it to transform the camera's raw materials into works of photographic art. Their style often leave viewers wondering: Is this a photograph, or a painting? -- a question that always delights me!
- Kas Stone