The Bulkley Valley: A Photographic Journey

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Nov 20, 2013 / 0 comments

If you ever wanted to feast your eyes on extraordinary beauty, I've got the book for you. The Bulkley Valley: Photography by Curtis Cunningham, is pure visual treasure. You know Curtis from our articles about and by him - his Artist of the Month Feature, and his community and photoadventures in BC.

The Bulkley Valley showcases incredible photos, of river rocks, mountains and valleys, clouds and reflections. He introduces us to the microwave back-country area outside of Telkwa, BC, Chicken Creek, Telkwa, Smithers, the Hudson Mountains, glacial lakes, waterfalls, fields of glory.

He shoots from hills and bluffs, quadtrails and chairlifts, riverside and in fields.

He makes me want to pick up and move there, to immerse myself in the beauty.

We caught up with Curtis to ask about his photography book. Here's what he had to say...

The Bulkley Valley

What inspired you to write this book?

One of the most amazing things about living in the Bulkley Valley is the unending supply of visual beauty surrounding those fortunate enough to live there. From quad rides in Telkwa, walks in the alpine on Hudson Bay Mountain in Smithers, photos at ‘Ksan in Hazelton, and every place in between, one is in constant awe of the abundant natural wonder. What makes this even more meaningful is the enjoyment I get from bringing my camera every place I go and capturing the scenes before me. Transforming those scenes through the art of digital processing into what you see in this book is truly a delight. In the pages of The Bulkley Valley, you will understand why many people I’ve talked to have said, “We came for a weekend 25 years ago...and we still haven’t left!”

The Bulkley Valley

What do you hope people take away from reading your book?

That they should definitely consider moving here to Smithers or at least putting us on their list of places to visit!

The Bulkley Valley


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All photos courtesy and copyright Curtis Cunningham