“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.” Vincent van Gogh
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PRAISE FOR 4 ELEMENT PHOTOS (photography by: Shane Kalyn)
2015 International Photography Awards - 2nd Place - Nature: Aerials (http://www.photoawards.com/winner/index.php?compName=IPA%202015&level=student)
2015 International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention - Nature: Wildlife (http://www.photoawards.com/winner/hmention.php?compName=IPA%202015&level=student)
2015 Big Picture: Natural World Photography Competition - Finalist - Landscapes, Waterscapes & Flora (http://bigpicturecompetition.org/winners-2015-scapes/)
Huffington Post: BC Photographer of the Month - November 2014
National Geographic - Photo of the Day, April 28, 2014
Toronto Star Photography Awards 2014 - Gold in 2 of 9 Categories
Winner - Lifestyle (http://thestar.picturk.com/pages/lifestyle) and,
Winner - Colour (http://thestar.picturk.com/pages/colour)
Shane Kalyn is a Vancouver-based photographer who has a sincere passion for and love of the natural world. He is inexplicably drawn to the four natural elements: air, earth, fire and water as each of these elements have distinct characteristics that can be photographically represented in a myriad of ways. Celebrating these essential building blocks of life, Shane, through his photography, tries to capture a mood and create an intimacy in his photographs that really draw the viewer in. "Fundamental to life in every way, the four elements each have distinct characteristics which can be interpreted and represented in many ways. These photographs are my way of celebrating the ELEMENTS, and in turn, celebrating life."
Kalyn studied fish and wildlife management in university and now works as a fisheries technician. It's a job he says takes him to many parts of B.C. that most residents don't get to see. He is also a natural wanderer, having travelled to approximately 30 countries. "Being constantly exposed to such natural beauty, through work and travel, it makes perfect sense to bring a camera along. Mother Nature has done all the real work, I just point a camera at it and press the shutter."
music by: Kyuss song: Space Cadet
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