Photographer and graphic designer Manu Keggenhoff grew up in Germany, but — like many of her current neighbours — couldn’t resist the allure of Atlin. She and her husband first visited the northern city on a trip to see a relative. “We kept coming back year after year. Our stays got longer and longer and we decided to buy land and move here for good,” she says. “It’s an amazing place of sheer beauty, wild and vast. I also like the idea of living in a remote place at the end of the road, with the next community 130 kilometres away.”
Atlin is made up of a welcoming and eclectic cast of characters including “old-timers, artists, many Europeans, bohemians, jack of all trades, and ‘oldschool’ goldminers.” They hike, climb mountains, fish, boat, and find inspiration in the dramatic landscape.
“I started as a landscape and wildlife photographer,” says Keggenhoff, who also shoots portraiture and fine art imagery. “Being out there in the wilderness is a blissful treat. . . . The area around the glacier is breathtaking and always different (depending on light and season).”
Her goal as a photographer is to get images “right” in-camera, which she does with the help of lens filters and by modifying exposure times to capture the movement of wind and water, for example. “If people ‘feel’ the land through my photographs, I know I did it right. I want to move people, feel an emotion, and get a glimpse of what the ‘spell of Atlin’ is like.”
Keggenhoff’s gorgeous images grace the pages of “All-season Atlin” in the Winter 2013 issue of British Columbia Magazine. Here, she shares some additional images from her collection.
To learn more about Manu Keggenhoff, visit her website.
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