On Tour Across Canada
Hailing from Nova Scotia, the photographer Corey J. Isenor received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2010, and now concentrates on film photography, exploring the natural environment, vegetation, the animal kingdom, landscape and human involvement in the natural world.
These themes are all prevalent in the following road trip series that Isenor captured whilst road tripping through Canada with friends. Speaking of the journey, he states: “This series of work documents the first time I was to travel across Canada in it’s entirety with two close friends, on tour to promote our new albums in the month of November, all jammed into a 2002 Subaru Legacy with all of our instruments, supplies, and anything else we needed to bring.
“We lost control of the vehicle on an icy hill and ended up rolling it off the road and totalling it.”The journey started with Al and I flying to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory where we would stay with Jona and his Dad at their cabin home in the wilderness of the north, practicing songs while preparing to drive across the country. After about a week we started tour with our first show in Whitehorse, however en-route to Dawson City, Yukon Territory in a borrowed van for the second show, we lost control of the vehicle on an icy hill and ended up rolling it off the road and totalling it. Luckily all 3 of us (plus two other friends) were completely fine as well as all of our gear, with the exception of my left-handed bass guitar which suffered a broken neck.
“We departed from the Yukon territory and drove down through the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.”Not the best way to start off a tour, but fortunately our Subaru was tough and outfitted with good winter tires and so the rest of the journey saw no more serious incidents. We departed from the Yukon territory and drove down through the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, then East through Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and finally all over Eastern & Atlantic Canada, all along the way playing shows in wonderful cities & towns and staying with friends when we could. I was outfitted with my Leica R4s 35mm camera, and over the month-and-a-half trip documented what I saw while the boys Instagrammed and blogged to their heart’s content.”