Even when I’m not contracted to do photography, I photograph. And more often than any other subject matter, it’s the land I return to when I do that. The northern landscape has always attracted me- the wide open space, the clean air and water, the smell of the pines. It just IS. We are a part of nature, and it’s a part of us. Countless studies have shown that connection with nature creates a better capacity to live well, although that has been abundantly clear to thinkers and dreamers for as long as we can imagine. It brings back a more basic and truthful way of being, even though that is a rather undefinable thing. And simply going out and trying to create meaningful images has a rejuvenating effect on me, despite the fact that creating those images that have an ability to convey transcendental qualities is elusive. Northern Georgian Bay has long been magical for me, and this may be my favourite spot to photograph. Nope- not telling where it is.