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About Me, The Photographer

Comox Valley Photographer, Gordon Ross

I’m a Comox Valley Photographer based out of my Tin Town studio in Courtenay, BC, Canada. I’m available for shoots world-wide.

I love to capture life as it happens, telling stories with images. I wear many hats as a photographer, portrait photography, being one of my most popular photo-hats.  I shoot studio and environmental portraits of musicians, artists, athletes, actors…that’s the short list. A native of Canada based in Courtenay, BC, my commissioned work and stock photography has been featured in publications such as Sports IllustratedThe Globe and MailTransworld Snowboarding, Audubon Magazine, Westworld Magazine, TravelScopeThe Financial Times and inflight magazines. I have published two books of my work, Waiting for the Sun: Journeys to Remote Places (2008) and Tattoo + You: A Photo Story of Body Ink (2012).

My history of shooting spans photo journalism, sports-action and travel to commercial, lifestyle and portrait photography. I have been the official photographer for the Ghana Ski Team and the Snow Leopard at the 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as the Big 5 Kayak Challenge (a 1200-km journey from the Yukon to the Arctic Circle),  Vancouver Island MusicFest and The Big Time Out. My extensive client list includes Arc’teryx, Papageno ResortFulcrum MediaInternational Aeroproducts Inc.Mount Washington Alpine ResortBest Western HotelsElderTreks, BikeHike Adventures, Mike Blake Guiding, Swift Datoo Law Corporation, and Lan Chile, to name a few.

I’m also an avid travel photographer with the great fortune to travel to over 90 countries, shooting portraits, landscapes and culture as I went. It’s been an amazing journey. You can check out my images on this site, Facebook and Instagram I have amassed thousands of world portraits.

You can find out about my photographic services  or  contact me here via my contact page.

Gordon Ross