Drawing out the hot spots from Canada's coldest regions is an art form that George Fischer has cultivated over more than 25 years of photographing his country. His passion lights up the pages of his new book, Canada: The Exotic North-Northwest Territories & Nunavut.
"I'm pleased to see how skillfully George Fischer's images capture the spirit and culture of both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, which stretch north of Québec, Ontario and the prairies to the top of Ellesmere Island," says Ted Grant, owner of Simpson Air and Nahanni Mountain Lodge.
As a long-time resident of the Northwest Territories and a former RCMP officer, Grant shares his unique stories of the area's evolution into an important wilderness destination. He has rubbed shoulders with international royalty, prime ministers and First Nations; flown miners and hunters and tourists into remote regions; and helped shape Nahanni National Park Reserve.
Fischer's 300 images bring out the ruggedness of the snow-capped mountains, the roar of frosty waters and the vivid hues of northern skies. He supplements his photos with tales of his personal journey into the wild, where he faces down bears and buffalo, communes with Inuit artists, and cavorts with local youngsters. And with patience and often frozen fingers, he captures moments in time that may never come again-a unique gift to the world.
His talent for connecting with everyone he encounters draws out their inner warmth and courageous spirits, rewarding readers with images that thaw the heart and feed the soul. Kristiina Alariaq, manager of the Dorset Suites Hotel, adds that "George's photographic art will doubtless lead readers to a greater appreciation of our beloved land, Nunavut."
George Fischer is one of Canada's most renowned and prolific landscape photographers. He has produced over 50 books and 50 art posters, which have sold internationally. His work has also appeared on the covers of numerous international magazines and newspapers, and in the promotional publications of tourism agencies around the world. His book entitled Unforgettable Canada was on The Globe and Mail's bestseller list for eight weeks and sold over 50,000 copies. More: www.georgefischerphotography.com
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Canada - The Exotic North" at amazon.ca
Canada - The Exotic North" at chapers.indigo.ca