Hello. My name is Fionn and I am an 19 year old student from the city of Markham. I started photography at the age of 13 and this is my journey with photography.
When I first picked up a digital camera, I started taking pictures of everything, from candy to landscapes. After a few years, I noticed that traveling was what I loved the most. Once I got my first DSLR camera, I understood the power of the world that I had just entered. My life was never going to be the same. I had the opportunity to capture the voyage that I was in, the feelings and the excitement and disappointment that comes and go.
As a travel photographer, I love being able to see the world. I love the feeling of staying up all night just to make sure that I got everything in my camera bag. I love running through terminals just to make sure that I won't miss my flight. I love the feeling of my ears being plugged when the plane ascends, or descends. I love when the air pressure or elevation changes drastically. I love the smell of a new place and the excitement of what it might bring. I love everything about the unpredictable.
For the past years, photography is what I dream and think about. I love to take pictures just as much as viewing them. I enjoy photography because of the way it makes me feel and the way it captures my audience. Photography is a form of art through which I can convey my true self, my passion, my perceptions and my dreams. Through photography I can use my visualization skills in order to recreate the world I want – a world filled with dreams, happiness, love, peace, hope and unity.
Photography allows me to be stress-free in my own little world. My most passionate works are landscapes. My job is not only to witness, but also to capture and appreciate all the beautiful scenes of nature that I am surrounded by. By capturing these scenes, it makes me reminisce about my own memories. I cherish every minute in this world because this shadow and light of time would never come exactly as it did today. Photography is the passage backwards in time. This has given me the opportunity to travel and meet people from all over the world.
If I had the choice to pick if I want to stay in a luxurious beach house and enjoy the summer paradise or hike five miles to reach a hidden destination, I would rather pick the hike. Nothing stops me from being so active.
On top of photography, I also enjoy the outdoors, especially snowboarding and hiking. I love the energy that it brings. I love the feeling of reaching an overlook that takes my breath away. Being able to just stand in front of the view and engage into it for however long I want is nothing better I can ask for.
Up to this day, I have dedicated my life in documenting places and activities that I enjoy doing. Whether it will be hiking to the bottom of Grand Canyon, swimming with sharks, wing suit flying in California, hiking up Mount Everest, kayaking in Alaska, climbing El Capitan or jumping down from a waterfall in Hawaii, I will always be there with my camera(s) in my hands, a smile on my face and butterflies in my stomach.