By Chris Attrell
Chris Attrell began his photographic journey in 1996 as a landscape and nature photographic hobbyist. His interest took a more localized turn in 2003 when he started to explore rural Alberta and Saskatchewan, seeking out symbols of the prairie past; grain elevators, ghost towns, and abandoned buildings.
Recognizing the historical significance of these pioneer relics Chris set out to photographically document Saskatchewan’s heritage. Over the last ten years Chris has built and run several successful online photo galleries to showcase both his and others’ images of the Prairie Provinces. His interests have expanded to include night photography, storm photography, and rural-themed portraits.
Chris’ love of the prairies prompted him to move from Banff, Alberta to Shaunavon, Saskatchewan in 2006, where he currently lives with his wife.
His recent work has been featured in media such as:
- Global TV Saskatoon
- CTV Regina
- Access TV
- Sasktel TV Max
- Saskatoon StarPhoenix
- Regina Leader-Post
- The National Post
- Fine Lifestyles Magazine
- The Weather Network
- Cypress Hills Destination Area
- Lost Girls Guide To Finding The World
- Report Magazine
- CBC Radio for #IamSask nomination
In May 2017 Chris hosted 3 day long workshops in SW Sask with Pete Ryan of National Geographic.