I began Raven Eye Photography in the early 2000’s, and over time grew it into a photography conglomerate. Operating Raven Eye Photography has allowed me to discover many parts of the world, travelling to over 30 countries covering action sports, adventure races, tourism jobs and high-end commercial work. From peaks to valleys, jungles to mega cities, I developed a creative sense of photography that is truly a product of the world and the experiences they have given me. I have always had a strong passion for photography, naturally evolving from growing up in Fernie, and wanted to share these adventures and scenery of the surrounding area with others.
Just under ten years ago, my life transitioned from photography to aviation – the ‘ultimate Kootenay addiction’ but my passion for photography never truly disappeared. Having the ability to see the beautiful mountains that surround us from such a high elevation inspired me to document as much of it as possible from the air.
Additionally, aviation allowed me to give back to the community I love. I have a strong desire to help others, and partnered with the aviation skillset of Brent Bidston, Angel Flight East Kootenay was born. This charity provides residents with free air transportation to Kelowna for medical appoints. Not only is this a service that is overwhelmingly needed, these flights take passengers directly across some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Canada.
That is where Wings Above the Rocks was born - a high-quality lay flat photo book showcasing some of the most stunning peaks I have had the opportunity of capturing over Southeast British Columbia, as seen from a vantage point few ever get. This collection of photography is born from my love of aviation, and desire to share the beauty I have witnessed with others. Flying in one of the most beautiful parts of the world is just too good not to share! Being a co-founder and pilot for Angel Flight East Kootenay, it’s only fitting that the net proceeds from this book go towards funding this amazing service.
Wings Above the Rocks is available to purchase online at RavenEyePhotography.com/WingsAboveTheRocks or under the donate now section at AngelFlightEK.ca.