Last year, Outdoor Photographer Nathaniel Atakora Martin and Ceramist Emmalee Madden packed up their city life in search of a little more wild, and moved to British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. Photographed in their natural habitats, they put our Summer Workwear Collection to the test.
“My work clothes definitely need to be movement-friendly and durable. I wash my work clothes A LOT so they need to be able to withstand a little punishment.”
“I enjoy the control that making something from nothing gives, and how you can see thought processes evolve through to the final product. I’m much more interested in creating objects that become a part of people’s everyday lives and memories, objects that are a comfort to people and ultimately become a part of who they are.”
“I think nature is the ultimate teacher of timeless beauty. It is something that organically reveals itself in my work and something that I aspire to dig into deeper. ”
“I love being in the alpine. That place in the mountains where the forests give way to bare rock. It’s a type of beauty that you don’t get to experience every day, or even every year. There is a wildness in the alpine that feels so rare and precious.”
“I feel like nature and people as subjects are actually quite similar. You are trying to capture a moment unfolding before you that you find interesting. That could be a feature of someone’s face, or a feature of a landscape, either way the photo is an extension of how you see the world. ”
“It’s important that I feel comfortable and protected in my clothing. Working outdoors means dealing with the elements—rain, insects, etc. I’m purposeful about what clothing comes along with me, because I want it to work for me, not against me.”