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Profile: Kas Stone

Nova Scotia-based Kas has an extensive background as a professional photographic artist and teacher, with a reputation for lively, humorous and thought-provoking presentations and a knack for tackling complex or controversial topics in a style that audiences appreciate.

In Kas’s own words:

“I am a full-time photographic artist and writer based in Nova Scotia, where my work is inspired by the wild coastal scenery and moody weather right outside my door. The appeal is partly aesthetic, but also deeply rooted in my love of the outdoors and my interest in geology and the natural environment.
I took up photography originally to illustrate my writings about wilderness travel, but over the past decade it has evolved into more contemplative imagery that promotes environmental, outdoor adventure and broader human themes. Recent work has included projects for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Bird Studies Canada, and the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation.  My creative techniques and minimalist aesthetic often leave viewers wondering “Is this a photograph, or a painting?” — a question that always delights me!”

Kas’s portfolio includes an extensive list of publications, exhibitions and workshops, with two wilderness guidebooks published by Boston Mills Press, and feature articles in Canadian and U.K. magazines. Her work can be found at select galleries, fine art and craft shows, and in private collections worldwide.

For more about Kas and to see her gorgeous images, visit her website kasstone.ca