We caught up with RAD Artist Jeremy Koreski - the photographer behind the “Growth Series” - to talk surfing, photography, growing in Tofino, and his latest collaboration with Rumpl - Gold Growth.
How did you get into photography?
My dad gave me a camera when I was 13 and I started documenting the friends and sports I was involved in at the time. Skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing were the main sports I was interested in shooting, and pretty soon I was just as stoked to shoot as I was to partake.
Where do you find inspiration?
My home here in BC with its diverse weather, its incredible wildlife and its unknown. For me, what's around the next corner is what keeps me interested in photography.
"For me, what's around the next corner is what keeps me interested in photography."
How would you describe your approach to photography?
F/8 and be there. Most of my favourite images have come from just long hours outside. You never know when that pod of orcas will come around the corner and you get the best images of your life.
Tell us a bit about your gallery in Tofino.
4 years ago now, I was chatting with the owner of Storm Surf Shop in Tofino and discussing the possibility of having a little pop up next to his shop for a summer. From there it grew and grew and now we've been open for three years and I'm extremely happy with the response and getting to chat with folks about my work in person. It's such a refreshing experience to view in person than online.
The photos in the Growth Series all have a similar composition, but are captured in different seasons. Can you speak to some of the challenges you experienced while making these photos?
I've been very lucky to have spent a lot of time in seaplanes and helicopters growing up, and I really love shooting aerials. One of the main challenges is working with a pilot that you connect with. Communicating your vision can be tough sometimes, but when you find the right pilot everything becomes easier.
"Most of my favorite images have come from just long hours outside. You never know when that pod of orcas will come around the corner and you get the best images of your life."