Scott Rankin’s calmly stunning photographs initially caught my eye on Instagram, and I reached out to him to talk a little about his process. Like so many others in the digital age, Rankin’s interest in photography was sparked after joining Instagram, where the ease of shooting prompted the couple to start spending weekends going on photo walks. Drawn to landscapes involving human elements like silhouettes or a lone figure, Rankin says, “I love the idea of small people surrounded by big nature.”
His latest work features the saturated forests and ethereal, foggy shores of Vancouver, BC where he lives with his girlfriend Tina. Just a note: her profile is also well worth checking out. He says he feels “lucky to live so close to many different natural elements, mountains, lakes, ocean, forests…” and enjoys “exploring and photographing the adventure."
The photographs featured were all shot with an iPhone 5, but Rankin’s interest has escalated with the purchase of his first “’fancy’ camera:” a Canon 60D.