John Marriott Wildlife and Nature
Over the past five years photographing professionally, I have developed a portfolio of over 8,000 images. My work includes a varied and extensive collection of photography of wildlife, landscapes, cities and lifestyles in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Western Canada, Scotland and Ireland.
Limited Edition Prints
Now featuring toll-free ordering!! View my Limited Edition Print Series website and store online at www.wildernessprints.com. If you're looking for Christmas gifts, check out my new special on 8"x12" prints.
Featuring limited editions (signed and numbered), the site now has 18 wilderness images in the Wilderness Series and 18 images in the Wildlife Series. These archival display prints are available in the following sizes: 8"x12", 12"x18", 16"x20" and 20"x30".
In addition, all of my images on both websites (over 600 images) are now available as 8"x12" or 12"x18" display prints.
John E. Marriott
I first visited the Canadian Rockies in September 1969 at the ripe old age of one month old! I would show you the photos but I don't think I look all that adorable as a small bald person in the arms of my Grandma in front of Lake Louise.
Six years later, I began photographing in the Canadian Rockies, snapping shot after shot of what I was sure were award-winning images on my family's annual pilgrimages from Salmon Arm, British Columbia in the station wagon to Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Of course, $20 cameras don't often produce award-winning shots and neither do most 6 year-olds using them, so while I still have my old photo albums of bears and moose and so on, I've decided to keep those for myself too!
Since those inauspicious beginnings, the camera equipment in my hands has changed and so have my skills as a nature photographer.
In 1992, I came across the incredibly fortunate situation of being hired by Parks Canada in Banff National Park to go out and shoot roll after roll of photos of people, wildlife and scenics in the mountain environment -- and from that, my career as an outdoor photographer was born.
In the past five years, I have photographed extensively in the frontcountry and backcountry of Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay and Waterton National Parks, and in Peter Lougheed, Mt. Assiniboine and Mt. Robson Provincial Parks, all in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta and British Columbia. I have also spent several months over those years photographing grizzly bears and other wildlife along British Columbia's West Coast, working out of Knight Inlet Lodge 500 kilometers north of Vancouver.
This past year has led me to more exotic locations. I spent a month on a sailboat in the Queen Charlotte Islands this past spring and just returned from a three week shoot in Scotland and Ireland this September.
I am not formerly trained as a photographer, but rather have learned by trial and error as I've gone along. I have also been lucky enough to have met some incredibly interesting and informative photographers over the years that I have gleaned information from: Al Williams, Darwin Wiggett, Alec Pytlowany, Tom Murphy and Terry Berezan come to mind. Unfortunately I never did get to meet the photographer I most wanted to, Japanese wildlife photographer Michio Hoshino, who died in Alaska in 1997.
My business started five years ago and is now based in Canmore, Alberta, Canada on the edge of Banff National Park. Most of the work I do is in Western Canada, particularly in the provincial and national parks in British Columbia and Alberta. I sell stock photography - my images have been published in a number of magazines including Canadian Geographic, Bugle, Highways and OWL and have been used for a wide range of commercial applications including billboards, brochures, websites, product packaging and catalogs - and do a lot of small commercial assignments in the local area. I also had my first book, Central Rockies Mammals, published in July 1997. At the start of 1999, I launched my new website www.wildernessprints.com and my limited edition print series.
My primary hope with this site is that it will give you a taste for my style of photography and for what Western Canada is like, and create in you a longing to visit or re-visit this magical area and see it like you've never seen it before. I fell in love with this place long ago, and want you too to experience the beauty and grandeur of the Rocky Mountains and Western Canada and capture the secrets you discover on film.
If you have any suggestions, questions or comments regarding this site, please e-mail me at email@example.com
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