Artist Statement

My path as a photographic artist has been defined by three influences: my origins in a family of artists, from whom I draw my aesthetic sense; my passion for adventure and exploration in the wilderness of British Columbia, discovering with every foray into the back country more about who I am; and an equally passionate drive to share with others the beauty I find there and the truth it leads me to.

Friend and poet, John O’Donohue wrote:

‘When the soul is alive to beauty we begin to see life in a fresh and vital way.’

With a vitality for life, and a remembrance of the sacred in beauty, photography is my way of inspiring an ethic of respect for the generous Planet that is our sustenance, and our first beauty.

Hauling my camera gear has always been worth the extra effort. Live life with passion.

Chris Harris