Scott Aspinall is a Saskatchewan landscape photographer and winner of “My Mom’s Favourite Photographer” three decades running.
I have an inherent appreciation, love, and respect for Mother Earth, my indigenous ancestors travelled, worked, and lived in many of the same areas where I explore. I grew up in the boreal forest in Saskatchewan and I’ve recently reconnected with it. I feel very grateful to be exploring and living on Treaty 6 Territory.
By working on stories and projects like these, I have started to build a stronger sense of connection to my community. This is a process which I feel has direct parallels with my appreciation of the natural world too. How many ecological crises are the result of an artificial, unsustainable disconnect between humans and the natural world?