Tofino photographer Brady Clarke
Brady was born in Kamloops b.c. From a young age he felt an artistic yearning, but struggled to express it. It wasn't until he started taking photographs that he felt he had found his medium. This allowed him to show other people what he finds beautiful and interesting and the perspective that is truly his own. Brady worked as a whale watching guide until this year when he turned his passion into a career. Now a full time photographer, he is kicking off his wedding portfolio this year.
It was the ocean that played the major role in Brady's inspiration as a photographer. Driving a boat every day, surrounded by transient orcas, breaching humpbacks and wild life of every kind was fertile ground for a budding photographer.
"I try to live a life in and on the ocean. Its moods, colours, and infinite changes are always interesting to me. Travelling breaks me out of my complacency and inspires me as well. More than anything, dramatic light. The right light makes the difference between an average photo and an excellent one."
Brady it didn't stop there. Soon he found himself wandering through the souks of Marrakesh taking photos of snake charmers or hanging out in Havana shooting old cars and architecture. Brady is most passionate about shooting surfing. To him getting a really good, unique surf shot is difficult and when you get one that conveys emotion and inspires people it very rewarding.
Some of Brady Clarke's images are on display at Pacific Surfschool in Tofino. You can view his portfolio on his website at www.bradyclarkephotograpy.com