The Passage of Time

Sometimes I like to share travel photos. This one is a recent favourite taken on a trip to Alert Bay. If you know anything about the history of the Kwakwaka’wakw people you know of their incredible artistry. This magnificent memorial pole to Billie Moon, was carved in 1931 by Willie and Joe Seaweed and still stands in the Nimpkish cemetery (often referred to as the old burial grounds). It is a required visit if you are anywhere near the north island. The power and beauty of these poles when the mists inevitably roll in on a summer afternoon is sure to put you in a reflective state.

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I'm a Vancouver-based photographer, video producer and occasional designer who provides top-flight imaging and media services for local and international clients in business and the arts.
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