Return to Yellowknife, the long way…

When I went to Yellowknife in September with friend and writer, Trevor Gibbs, I’d planned it to be a one-off trip to document life in and around the small city. We arrived, and within only a couple of days I realised that this wasn’t going to be a short-term project, there’s enough in one street alone to keep me busy for months! So, I’m going back.

It’s not only Yellowknife that interests me, it’s the whole of Canada, I love the place. So, on the 1st April 2013 I’m going to fly into Toronto and drive the 5000 kilometres across Canada and up to Yellowknife, photographing anything that catches my eye. I also love a good road-trip, and this is going to be the Mother of all road-trips!

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All images more made on a Mamiya 7II camera, 80mm lens, using Fuji Pro 400H film. All images copyright Phil Kneen

14 comments

  1. TheUnreasonableVoice

    What a fantastic blog! And what a charmed life you live, I’m jealous! The trans-Canadian highway is something on my bucket list. If you happen to be driving through Calgary on your way up, stop by for a beer and a chat, I’d love to meet you in person.

    Julie.

  2. CowboyBeeBopp

    Your portraits are so natural, nothing contrived or staged. You are the master of your art.

    On a technical note – how do you expose your film? I’ve used 400H a few times, but it always under-exposes. Your shots look spot-on. Also, I’m thinking of buying a Mamiya 7II here in the UK, but there seems to be two versions? One is a lot cheaper than the other. Where did you buy yours, and if you don’t mind me asking, how much was it?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

  3. Today’s series starts and ends with my favorite color–pink! I am looking forward to “things” images as well as people. I know you shoot people (tee hee), but you also amaze me with how you see the “things” that surround us.

  4. Phil,

    I hope you have fun in Canada, it’s great here! Would you be interested in meeting up on your way through? I would be interesting to go your story and photograph you for my blog. Let me know, you’ll be in my neck of the woods in the beginning of your trip.

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