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Meet Landon Sarver. Landon is from 100 Mile House but has lived in Kamloops for one year. He is a dreamer who loves exploring and photography.
Where are you from and how long have you lived in Kamloops?
100 Mile House - 1 year.
Who is your favourite person to spend time with and why?
My family, for their endless encouragement.
What is your favourite local store in Kamloops and why?
Barnacle Records - passionate people helping the local community and providing awesome tunes.
Describe yourself in one word.
If you could go anywhere in the world right at this moment where would you go and why?
Japan, it seems like a photographer's paradise.
What is your favourite activity in Kamloops?
Exploring roads on my motorcycle.
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
An entire pool applauding at the sight of my sparkly speedo.
What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you?
Moving to Berlin to pursue my passion - music.
Tell us your favourite childhood memory.
Ocean fishing with my family in Prince Rupert.
Where do you volunteer or give back to in the community?
I'm new here, N/A for the moment.
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Where would you sneak away to in Kamloops to spend some time alone?
Where would you like to see positive change in Kamloops and why?
There's already been great progress here but: More passion is driven events throughout the week.
What do you think makes Kamloops great?
Nature, weather, people.
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
1. More travel.
2. More time for creating.
3. More space to help others.
Tell us something that not everyone may know about you.
How do people connect with you, personally, through social media?
What is the name of your business/organization?
Landon Sarver Photography.
Why did you get into/start this business?
2 years ago.
What is the goal of your business?
To explain the world to myself and others through images.
What has been your biggest struggle either at work or in life?
Lack of time.
What do you always find yourself saying?
Tell us your best piece of life advice.
Create happiness, don't chase it.
If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
Well technically it's two, they are my personal heroes: Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson from Minilogue.
Why do you think it is important to shop locally?
To support and help improve the local community.
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Making it to 32 (current age)!
Give someone you think that deserves it a shout out and explain why!
Barnacle Records - Passionate people trying to make a difference in the art community.
My choice for the KamloopsBCNow In Focus spotlight is:
Some general comments I would like to share are:
It seems I was contacted through my photography page on IG so we should focus on that and not my main company.
I started photography only 2.5 years ago. I picked up an old camera on Craigslist as a tool to help me get out of the house and explore the world around me. What I didn't realize at the time was that the very act of photography was a powerful way of explaining the world to myself. It taught me to see things differently and appreciate the visual nuances the average person may not notice in such a busy world.
I'm compelled by the idea of capturing human emotion. I have grown very fond of portraiture. I am endlessly curious on what makes a portrait compelling, I've been focussing on that ever since.
Life is funny because lately, I have been getting a lot of requests for my work. I never thought it would ever turn into something that I could get paid for.
If anyone would like to request a session please email me at [email protected]
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