Tofino Artist & Photographer Adrian Dorst
Adrian Dorst is widely known, both in Canada and abroad, for his photographic
portrayal of wilderness and wildlife. In the past two decades, his
work has appeared in posters, calendars and environmental brochures
as well as in numerous books and magazines. He is also a frequent contributor
to Beautiful British Columbia magazine.
He is perhaps best known for his book Clayoquot; On the Wild Side,
published by the Western Canada Wilderness Committee in 1990. Written
by Cameron Young, this highly successful book show-cased a collection
of 144 of his most evocative images portraying the splendour of wilderness
in Clayoquot Sound and Vancouver Island’s west coast. Though
a regional book, it sold 10,000 copies.
A new book called The Enchanted Coast; North America’s Pacific
Rainforest, is his latest project. Portraying the magnificence of the
Pacific coast from the coast redwoods in northern California to the
fog-shrouded shores of Prince William Sound in Alaska in both photographs
and text, the book is scheduled to be on store shelves in both the
US and Canada by mid-October.
Adrian lives in Tofino, where his expertise as an avid birdwatcher
and naturalist makes him a sought-after guide. A self-taught ornithologist,
he co-authored Birds of Pacific Rim National Park (1976). Adrian
is also an accomplished writer, carver, and sculptor.
Adrian Dorst's extraordinary
fine art prints, carvings and soapstone sculptures, can be seen
at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino or at www.adriandorst.com