In 2006, I traveled to the Omo River Valley in southwestern Ethiopia to witness the Bull Jumping Ceremony of the Hamer tribe. The ceremony is a coming-of-age ritual for young men that involves the initiate running across the backs of bulls that are held loosely in place by supporting tribesmen. The task is a difficult one with high stakes — success brings adulthood with all of its privileges and responsibilities, while failure could mean a life of poverty with a lesser chance of marriage. […]
I recently added a Fine Art collection to the site that includes both color and black and white images. The galleries include a variety of images that make excellent large scale prints. If you like what you see, all images are available in a number of sizes, including canvas. You can also share your favorites via Facebook or Twitter with the social media function found at the top of each image. Enjoy. Gordon Ross
During my travels I have encountered some fascinating creatures and been lucky enough to capture them through my lens. You can check out some of my favorite wildlife images in the Wildlife Collection that includes penguins, elephants, Gelada baboons and giraffes. All images in this collection can be purchased as prints, in a variety of sizes, for download and for editorial purposes. Feel free to contact me with any queries or comments. Cheers, Gordon Ross
This past summer I photographed all three fantastic music events in the valley – Big Day Up, Big Time Out and Vancouver Island MusicFest. They were filled with awesome music and fabulous people. Each music event has its own photo gallery that can be accessed here. Go on and check them out – you may spy an image of yourself or someone you know. Feel free to leave a reply, share images and let me know what you think. Cheers, Gordon Ross
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Welcome. I'm a Comox Valley photographer based out of my photography studio in TinTown, Courtenay, BC, Canada.
I love to tell stories with dynamic images and I specialize in portraiture, sports-action, lifestyle and travel photography. Check out my portfolio and my photo stories.
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"The artistry of Gordon’s work is that his photographs illustrate truths about his subject matter that wouldn’t otherwise be seen."
- Mac Newton, The Asana Room
Pro photographer. Photography instructor. Writer. Speaker. Passionate about nature and world cultures.