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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.

 

Eagle Jump by Rasma Bertz

 

Trail Respect by Rasma Bertz

 

WhipOff in Red by Rasma Bertz

 

Getting Crowded by Rasma Bertz

 

Freestyling MTB by Rasma Bertz

 

Bearclaw Sponsorship by Rasma Bertz

 

Specialized Launchpad by Rasma Bertz

 

Lavender Spike by Rasma Bertz

 

Lavender Harvest by Rasma Bertz

 

Hidden Agenda by Rasma Bertz

 

Tag Toolz by Rasma Bertz

 

Graffitea Time by Rasma Bertz

 

Kinsole Vintage by Rasma Bertz

 

Kelpic Knot by Rasma Bertz

 

Horsetail Dewpoint by Rasma Bertz

 

Salmonberry Honey by Rasma Bertz

 

Incoming Rose by Rasma Bertz

 

Bee Illuminated by Rasma Bertz

 

Honey Acrobat by Rasma Bertz

 

Hawthorn Hearts by Rasma Bertz

 

Great Scotland Yard by Rasma Bertz

 

Beach Guardian by Rasma Bertz

 

Foggy Scottish Morning by Rasma Bertz

 

Heart of Iris by Rasma Bertz

 

Fibonacci Hues by Rasma Bertz

 

Evening Stollers by Rasma Bertz

 

Echinacea Bee by Rasma Bertz

 

Dragonfly Reflections by Rasma Bertz

 

Storm Casualty by Rasma Bertz

 

Vintage Clocks by Rasma Bertz

 

Dandelion Dance by Rasma Bertz

 

Autumn Burnish by Rasma Bertz

 

Clouded Eclipse by Rasma Bertz

 

Colour of Honey by Rasma Bertz

 

California Love by Rasma Bertz

 

Chesterman Spatial Blues by Rasma Bertz

 

Bumblebee in Blue by Rasma Bertz

 

Crocus Gold by Rasma Bertz

 

Boudicca's Eye by Rasma Bertz

 

Borrowston Morning Clouds by Rasma Bertz

 

Borage Umbrella by Rasma Bertz

 

Orb Weaver by Rasma Bertz

 

Bee Circles by Rasma Bertz

 

Anna Rainwings by Rasma Bertz

 

Raven Flight by Rasma Bertz

 

Rosebud Red by Rasma Bertz

 

Observatory Dawn by Rasma Bertz

 

Just Blow to Tell the Time by Rasma Bertz