I have been taking photographs for over thirty years. Over this time my photography style has evolved from documentary styled imagery that emphasized specifics and details to a more expressionistic style that takes the subject or landscape and brings motion and color fields to light.
My work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines across Canada including Globe and Mail, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Victoria Times Colonist, Wavelengths Magazine and BC Nature. I have had my photographs exhibited at galleries throughout British Columbia including Exposure and Seymour Galleries in Vancouver, Port Moody Art Center, Old School House in Qualicum, Parksville Gallery and Smithers Art Gallery.
My life has had a two-prong approach, always photograph and find ways to work outside in beautiful environments. I completed a Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University and then spent time studying Marbled Murrelets on the coast of British Columbia and Oregon before cycling solo across Canada. Having made it to Halifax I met a Kiwi who told me about a Wildlife Management program in New Zealand. I signed up that day and a few months later I moved to New Zealand and spent two years studying Sooty Shearwater on the Rakiura Islands. During this time I continued to take images of the surrounding wild landscapes and hone my photographic skills.
I returned to Canada and worked at a very remote seabird colony known as Triangle Island. I worked four months straight so that I could photograph the entire breeding seasons of seabirds. Four months of canned milk and instant powdered Nanaimo bars. This is where I met my husband.
We moved to Lasqueti Island, an off-grid island in the middle of Georgia Strait, just 150 km north of Vancouver. We lived there for 12 years building a cabin, organic gardening and working as a photographer and biologist. In 2015, we decided to plug back into the grid and moved to Smithers, BC to enjoy some time skiing and explore a rivers focused environment.
I am now a full time photographer sharing my imagery with both public and private collectors.
If your interested in discussing my work or just reaching out I can be contacted at Kristin.Charleton@gmail.com
Looking forward to hearing from you,