Earth and Sky: A Foothills Journey is an exploration and celebration of the foothills of southern Alberta and northern Montana. Portrayed through vivid stories and stunning colour and black and white photography, Earth and Sky will showcase a vibrant part of the Rocky Mountain landscape. Many people in Alberta, Montana, and from across North America and around the world travel through the foothills to reach more iconic destinations, such as Banff, Kananaskis, Waterton or Glacier National Parks. The foothills, however, are a unique destination on their own and have helped define both Alberta and Montana, serving as the backdrop for much of this region’s history, and forming a rich cultural and natural landscape. Earth and Sky will reveal, in essay and images, the grandeur and beauty of this unique cross-border landscape. The creation and publication of Earth and Sky marks a life-long ambition for me as a writer and photographer: to marry my passion for prose and imagery together in one collection.

Earth and Sky will contain 200 black and white and colour images, and 12-15 short narrative essays on natural history, geology, cultural background, and the region’s communities as well as the threats to and solutions to development and social challenges found in the foothills. Many of these essays will be told in first person, highlighting my deep passion for and relationship with this place. There will be a special emphasis of the transboundary importance of this landscape, stressing the shared history and geography between Alberta and Montana. Earth and Sky: A Foothills Journey will be published by RMB|Rocky Mountain Books in 2015.

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