Earlier this month Global Chorus hit bookstores (and online retailers, you can order here or here) to much acclaim. The book, edited by Todd MacLean, features the words and wisdom of such notable people as Maya Angelou, David Suzuki, Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking, and the Dalai Lama. Global Chorus is a groundbreaking collection of over 365 perspectives on our environmental future. From the words of Todd MacLean:
“As a global roundtable for our times, in the format of a daily reader, this book is a trove of insight, guidance, passion and wisdom that has poured in from all over the Earth. Its message is enormously inspiring, and ominous in its warnings. And yet, united in a thread of hope, its contents are capable of helping even the most faithless global citizen to believe that we have the capacity to bring about lasting positive change in our world. Places at this roundtable are occupied by writers, environmentalists, spiritual leaders, politicians, professors, doctors, athletes, businesspeople, farmers, chefs, yogis, painters, actors, architects, musicians, TV personalities, humanitarians, adventurers, concerned youth, concerned senior citizens, civil servants, carpenters, bus drivers, activists, CEO’s, scientists, and essentially those who have something thoughtful and visionary to say about humanity’s place upon Earth. Compiled for your reading as a set of 365 pieces, Global Chorus presents to you a different person’s point of view for each day of your year.”
I am honoured to have five of my photographs featured in such an important, groundbreaking book. As an avid nature photographer, this project is one of the most meaningful and important ones I have ever been a part of. I’ve received lots of messages from people who love the book and have been inspired by it. I’ve also had people asking for more information on some of the photos featured in the book. Below are my five ‘Chorus’ photos with some caption information for those interested.
This was taken this past February in the beautiful little fishing village of Lower Prospect, in Nova Scotia. This weather-beaten abandoned home has a gorgeous view (ocean front) from almost every window in the house. I felt no sadness being here like I do at many abandoned homes I’ve photographed. I only felt a sense of calm, wonder at the passage of time, and appreciation for the power of the natural world.
One of the most photographed places in Canada, without a doubt. I have a love of Peggy’s Cove which goes back a long time. I live very close-by and have spent countless hours photographing there. This one was taken on a very cold, windy night this February. (the slow shutter speed on my camera captured the movement of the clouds).
This photograph was taken on the Coastal Trail in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. I couldn’t have been more at peace: just me, my camera, a beautiful June evening with the sun setting, and a sense that everything in the world, at least during those moments, was going to be ok.
This was taken in the fall near Elgin, New Brunswick. If you’ve ever witnessed these fields for yourself, you know how stunning the colors can be.
Taken early in the morning near Kingston, New Brunswick during the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen.
Todd and I at the book launch in Charlottetown