Coming Home: Landscapes by Evan Will
Photography by Evan Will
Much of the photography I do is technical in nature. My process helps me interpret how I see and experience a location to try to hold on to that fleeting moment. Through technique, planning, and experimentation, my goal is to capture the essence of a place and instill a sense of my feeling about it to ultimately share with the viewer.
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After spending more than six years living abroad working as a commercial photographer in Tokyo, I returned home to Canada in 2020. I was given the opportunity to rediscover my homeland with a fresh pair of eyes and renewed fascination. What used to feel familiar and commonplace now had new meaning and a novel appeal. “Coming Home” is a love letter to the place I grew up. Through the lens of nostalgia, I was able to visit and rediscover places I had gone to when I was a child, explore new sweeping vistas, endless plains, remote mountains, and delicate badlands. The images in this gallery were taken over the last couple of years and are primarily from western Canada and United States with a focus on my home province of Alberta.
About Evan Will
Evan is a Canadian commercial and fine art photographer originally from a small farming community in rural Alberta. After studying photography and building up his skills and business in North America, Evan travelled for a year before relocating to Asia. He operated his studio in Tokyo for six years where he has worked with large global brands including Airbus, BMW, LVMH Group, Nintendo, and Suntory.
While he enjoys client work, Evan has always been fascinated by traditional artistic mediums as well as the art of photography and enjoys creating photographic art prints in a variety of genres. Using both traditional chemical processes and digital workflows, Evan likes to experiment with different exposure, development, and printing techniques to achieve his vision. He has been the recipient of several distinguished awards and accolades including a “Photographer of the Year” award from the International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards in 2020 and “Photographic Artist of the Year” from the Professional Photographers of Canada in 2021. His work has been published in several international magazines and he has had gallery shows in Japan as well as in his native Canada including a “Best of Alberta” show which is currently touring the province.
In addition to photographic exploration, Evan enjoys spending time outside exploring the beauty of Mother Nature. He is an avid mountaineer, hiker, biker, diver, climber, and general explorer. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is passionate about protecting and promoting responsible stewardship of our natural world. You can see more of his work on his website evanwill.ca.