I find inspiration for my photography in the same places that first inspired me as a child – the wild places of the world. I am humbled by the natural world and often feel that I cannot do justice to the scenes I find myself in. I would like to remind people of the splendor that is often just beyond our own backyards. I hope to convey a sense of beauty and wonder, illustrating the importance of preserving these places and inspiring people to reconnect with nature themselves.
I grew up on a commercial fishing boat on the waters of Southeast Alaska. I first went to sea when I was just two weeks old aboard my parents’ salmon troller, the Nerka. When I was 22, my sweetheart Tele Aadsen and I took the helm of the Nerka. In the shadows of the same mountains that my parents raised me, we began a fishing career of our own, searching for salmon to feed the world and make a living. To learn more, please visit Nerka Sea Frozen Salmon.
While I record my experiences through the camera’s eye, Tele has a passion for the pen. A second-generation fisherman herself, she is currently writing a memoir of our fishing life. You can follow her blog, Hooked, here.
Long before I ever picked up a camera, I always found inspiration in the ocean, the creatures that dwelt beneath the waves, and the majestic landscapes around me. Fifteen thousand foot glacier-studded peaks rising straight out of green glacial water, steep rocky coastlines blanketed in old growth forests, humpback whales dancing around our 43 foot boat… My summer home. These experiences have had a profound impact on my life and continue to influence the way I see and interact with the world today. Now, through photography, I’ve found a way to share these experiences. You can also follow Joel Brady-Power Photography on Facebook.Thank you for taking the time to view my work.
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
~ John Muir