Circa 1983 A Photo Essay by Owen Perry & Filson
Bear & Bear are huge fans of Filson. One common love is an appreciation for travel and the great outdoors. Filson Life recently released a photo essay by CIRCA 1983, the work of the visual designer and Canadian based photographer Owen Perry. You can see the original article here in all it’s glory. We have highlighted some of our favourite photos, but the Filson article has descriptions from Owen Perry of the trip and photographs.
Owen Perry’s unique vision unveils landscapes, poetry, travel and adventure stories behind the lens. He is inspired by the nostalgic qualities of film and Canadian cultural narratives such as National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and National Geographic. Although digital photography is Perry’s medium, the editing process resembles that of a film photographer. Light and colour play key roles as the initial capture allowing the story to evoke a range of feelings in a single photograph.
When Filson featured a three part series of CIRCA 1983 photo essay we were in awe. Part I recounts 6 days of travel through Northern British Columbia and Yukon, picking-up in Stewart, British Columbia & Hyder, Alaska, before then heading north to the Yukon and turning back south along the Alaska Highway en route to Prince George.
Looking at these images it’s difficult to hold back the feeling of wanderlust and that you should be out on the road somewhere exploring. Any photography that can make you want to pack your bag, jump on a motorcycle and hit the road Jack Kerouac style is a huge accomplishment in my eyes. If you want some more inspiration and to be taken on more beautiful visionary adventures then you can check out more of Owen Perry’s work on his website.