ALEXANDER STICKEL

Best kept secret about your area?

Little Mountain, Parksville

Favorite place to go shoot?

Tofino, British Columbia

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I always keep my van packed with firewood, fresh pair of socks, sleeping bag and a hammock for impromptu camping trips.

How did you get into photography and the outdoors? What makes you love it?

I was given a Canon Powershot as a kid and started taking photos of my friends skateboarding... thats how it all started. I love that I can capture moments and inspire people to get outdoors! Its an incredible life we live and I want to share the many blessings I've been given.

What do you do outside of photography?

I am studying nursing as well as working as a photographer/ creative partner with a company called MADE Creative.

Which Lander product is your favorite?

My favourite (and most used) product is the Cascade Power Bank! I don't leave the house without it!

What advice would you give to people who want to get into adventure photography?

encourage you to not worry about your gear and to not get discouraged when you compare your photos to your favourite photographers! Just get outside, shoot the photos you enjoy and share your work. Hard work pays off! Oh, and reach to people... social media is a great place to meet, collaborate with and learn more about your craft!

Instagram: @alexanderthegreat
Based in: Parksville, British Columbia, Canada