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Adrian Dorst Launches New Book in Tofino


June 24, 2009

Mermaid Tales Bookshop is celebrating the release of Adrian Dorst’s book of photography, Reflections at Sandhill Creek: Meditations on the Wild West Coast, with:

Entertainment and appys at Darwin’s Café, Tofino Botanical Gardens on Friday, July 17 at 8:00pm. Admission to this event will be $8, and books will be for sale.

A talk and slideshow at the Clayoquot Community Theatre on Thursday, July 23 at 8:00pm. Admission to this presentation will be $8, and books will be available for sale.

Visions of polished driftwood and raging waves, tranquil sand dunes and crimson sunsets, are all part of a savage beauty that draws people to the West Coast from around the world. When renowned nature photographer Adrian Dorst first arrived in Clayoquot, he spent over two years living on Long Beach near the mouth of Sandhill Creek, contemplating nature and setting the tone for his future artistic ventures. In Reflections at Sandhill Creek, Dorst reflects upon his thirty-five years in the Clayoquot Sound area, capturing quintessential West Coast icons in a stunning visual journey.

Dorst’s photography and the accompanying quotes contemplate what can be learned by walking alone in a wild place. His unparalleled ability to capture the beauty of his surroundings, delighting in the moods and seasons of this alluring landscape, proves that he is both a skilled photographer and a perpetual, inquisitive student of the natural world. Reflections at Sandhill Creek will inspire those who have experienced the West Coast to take home its essence for further contemplation.

Adrian Dorst is known to many for his photographic portrayal of wilderness and wildlife, and his knowledge as a local naturalist. In the past two decades his work has appeared in calendars and on posters as well as in numerous magazines in Canada, the US, and Europe, among them International Wildlife, BBC Wildlife and Canadian Geographic. His photos have also been published in over fifty books including Hiking with Ghosts, Paddling through Time and Clayoquot: On the Wild Side. Adrian Dorst lives in Tofino surrounded by his inspirations.