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Rasma Bertz

Rasma Bertz

Salt Spring Island, BC

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I've had a camera for as long as I remember. My first picture shows the legs of a woman and the back end of a dog. I was three and attempting to capture a Jack Russel, on a beach, with my father's old camera. It is thanks to my dad that I began this passion.

Growing up on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia provided a wealth of opportunities on my doorstep. Shapes, textures and colour patterns influence the way I see my world. There is a balance between nature and people in my work, although I gravitate more to the natural world for inspiration.

After inheriting a Yashika Rangefinder, I became the school yearbook photographer, and then took pictures of stage performances through university. Capturing people's personalities on "film" still rocks. Recently, my partner's new interest in mountain biking has opened doors to creative portrait opportunities in the trail and competitive riding arenas.

One of my cameras is in my pocket all the time so much of my work is "right place, right time". These days, mobile phone and social media technology is such that we have access to instant editing software. I try to maintain a balance between the "immediate" shots and the more thoughtful "old school" SLR approach.

 

Colour Takeoff by Rasma Bertz

 

Pushing Uphill by Rasma Bertz

 

Willow Sprig by Rasma Bertz

 

Chasing Pigeons by Rasma Bertz

 

Wasp by Rasma Bertz

 

Uncurl by Rasma Bertz

 

Trainwreck Monster by Rasma Bertz

 

Top of the World by Rasma Bertz

 

The Chase by Rasma Bertz

 

Stotan Blues by Rasma Bertz

 

Spirit Wings by Rasma Bertz

 

Sloane Square Portrait by Rasma Bertz

 

Skunk Cabbage Beauty by Rasma Bertz

 

Puppy Lick by Rasma Bertz

 

Saturna Red by Rasma Bertz

 

Sanctuary by Rasma Bertz

 

Winter Sunrise by Rasma Bertz

 

The Blue Door by Rasma Bertz

 

Backflip Descent by Rasma Bertz

 

Step Up by Rasma Bertz

 

Reboul Burst by Rasma Bertz

 

The Old Steps by Rasma Bertz

 

Rattray August by Rasma Bertz

 

Raindrop Ammonite by Rasma Bertz

 

The Queen's Skatepark by Rasma Bertz

 

Quail Lines by Rasma Bertz

 

River Art by Rasma Bertz

 

Pollinator by Rasma Bertz

 

Pollen Invitation by Rasma Bertz

 

Pollen Dance by Rasma Bertz

 

Point Atkinson Haze by Rasma Bertz

 

Pasque Fluff by Rasma Bertz

 

Old Butterstone by Rasma Bertz

 

Northshore Sailing by Rasma Bertz

 

Mine 8 Matrix by Rasma Bertz

 

Reality Gap by Rasma Bertz

 

Moment in Time by Rasma Bertz

 

Graffiti Illusion by Rasma Bertz

 

Mind the Gap by Rasma Bertz

 

Forest Ride by Rasma Bertz

 

Maple Fire by Rasma Bertz

 

Into the 4Pack by Rasma Bertz

 

Hello I Heart U by Rasma Bertz

 

Busking Place by Rasma Bertz

 

Waiting Their Turn by Rasma Bertz

 

Freestyle Shadows by Rasma Bertz

 

Bearclaw Fire by Rasma Bertz

 

Need for Speed by Rasma Bertz