Stab Magazine | Pete Devries, British Columbian Warmth, Canada
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Pete Devries, British Columbian Warmth, Canada

Funny how an image of a place so cold can make you feel so warm. Maybe it’s the gradient-rich composition, biting lines of the trees dividing the wisps of sea mist from the Canadian sky? Or the tail-high rote from frost hardened local Pete Devries? Analysis aside, the shot is begging to be hung on […]

full frame // Mar 8, 2016
Words by stab
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Funny how an image of a place so cold can make you feel so warm. Maybe it’s the gradient-rich composition, biting lines of the trees dividing the wisps of sea mist from the Canadian sky? Or the tail-high rote from frost hardened local Pete Devries? Analysis aside, the shot is begging to be hung on a wall of significance.

After having an indulgent evening at the Tofino premier for View From A Blue Moon the night before, Lensman Marcus Paladino vetoed his initial plan to shoot from the cold water. “This morning I woke up late, with a hangover and a missed text from Pete Devries. By the time I read it he was already out there. I made my way home to grab my gear (it was one of those nights) only to realise I’d left my wetsuit outside. It was frozen stiff, hanging from the deck. The motivation to swim with my camera was diminishing in the cold. Shooting from land with a coffee and music seemed like a great idea.”

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