Western Canada is a special place. It's a vast expanse of rugged beauty that can be hard to comprehend. The sheer diversity alone is stunning: temperamental beaches, lush canyons and roaring waterfalls, verdant rainforests, sapphire lakes, towering mountains and some of the largest non-polar icefields in the world.

One fact that has always impressed me - and maybe intimidated me if we're being honest - is the sheer variance in temperature that Western Canada can experience. Its coldest temperature ever recorded was -63c (-81f) in the Yukon, and the hottest a scorching 49.6c (121f) in British Columbia. To put that into perspective, that’s a difference of 112.6c (202f)!

Getting away from the city and going into nature, where solitude is boundless, is my therapy. It's why I tend to prefer exploring places that are a bit off the beaten path, or visiting when weather conditions might keep most people away. My idea of fun can range from camping for a week in the double digit negatives, without even a campfire to warm me up, to something as simple as sitting in a canyon for a few hours on a hot day and watching the world slowly drift by. The common theme in all of this is disconnecting from modern life, connecting with nature and discovering myself.

I have been fortunate enough to see, photograph and experience an extremely small percentage of this incredible corner of the world. This collection is a visual expression of not only what I saw, but also what I felt, and it contains some of my very best work. Inside every image is a small part of myself. I sincerely hope you enjoy viewing these pieces as much as I enjoy creating them.