CONTEST JURY MEMBERS
The Look Outside jury will select the winner of the grand prize and category prizes after the conclusion of the Look Outside photo contest on May 31, 2015. Monthly prizes or other special prizes announced during the Look Outside initiative will be selected by the Look Outside team, based in Invermere, BC. The Invermere team includes Andrea Smillie, Juri Peepre, Pat Morrow, Sarah Locke, & Baiba Morrow.
PHOTO CONTEST JURY MEMBERS
I'm a full-time rabid nature photographer whose major focus is conservation. I reside in the southern Columbia Valley of British Columbia, wedged between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcells to the west, with my longtime partner Patti and our two almost human Portuguese Water Dogs - Jose and Poncho. The area in which I live has been called the "Serengeti of North America." It's not a bad place for a nature photographer to live, I say with my tongue firmly in place in my cheek!
I currently concentrate my photographic efforts in North America and, in particular, western Canada. I use the term "nature photographer" to describe myself, rather than the more limiting terms of "wildlife photographer." My photographic goal is to extract and expose the "natural art" that is all around us.
What pathway led me to where I am today? A somewhat indirect one, but it all makes sense to me: Biologist, Lecturer, Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner, Communications Consultant, Hi Tech Worker, and finally, Nature Photographer. (Adapted from Brad Hill's website: http://www.naturalart.ca/artist/
Will Gadd climbed his first mountain at age 8 (Mount Athabasca, with his dad), and has spent the last 40 years since climbing, flying, kayaking, skiing, camping and exploring mountains around the world. His writing, photographs and films about mountain sports and experiences have all won global awards. He also won the Canadian Sport Climbing Championships three times, the ice climbing world cup, the X Games, the US and Canadian National Paragliding Championships, and at 47 placed second at the North American Ice Climbing Championships (he won it the year before). In 2011 he flew his paraglider from Vernon to Canmore, including over the complete Purcell range in one flight. He lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his two children, who he now takes into the mountains.
Lynne received a degree in Art History from UBC where she attended between 1965-69. After 20 years of cooking and house managing the Bugaboo Lodge, she went to Alberta College of Art and Design in 1992. In 2001 she became a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She has illustrated a book of aboriginal stories (2009), taught workshops in mixed media, water colour and acrylic. Presently she works at J.A. Laird 2014 as an Arts Infusion teacher. She has been active in the community as an artists' liaison for the Tour of the Arts, and juror for several exhibitions in the area.