This image is 40”x60” printed on fine art archival fine art paper matted and framed. It is up for auction to raise funds for our Safeguard Coastal Carnivores campaign to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest.
To the extent that I can use my camera to make this point, for others to see and feel, is my measure of success.
I knew this from the wildlife in the woods when I was a boy. Expressing this connection visually is my challenge. For me, meeting these animals in the world we all share, showing how their world is our world, is essential for their survival, and ours.
I’m just drawn to these creatures. After all, I believe we are all connected in Nature. And it’s their beauty that so affects me. It’s in the colors, patterns and textures. I guess maybe it is kind of primal. There’s this indescribable connection that I feel. I want to express that visually with my camera. I believe it’s crucial to their survival. And ours.
Later, when I pull the images up on the screen, I get to really, REALLY look at these beings. I look at the eyes…the light. There’s an added dimension to the whole “encounter experience” that brings me deeper in. I smile every time.”Eric Sambol