Adventure Photographer John Price Discusses the Ups and Downs of His Profession


“This career is a roller coaster in so many ways,” John Price tells us from his home in Canmore, Alberta. Because he’s away so often, he resides in an affordable basic structure, an unfinished basement in a shared house. His digs consist of plywood, carpet and a sheet that provides a makeshift roof. Under normal global circumstances (i.e. when there’s no global pandemic going on), it’s simply a base to return to when he’s not traveling to shoot commercial and editorial work.

Kristy Shelley and Daniel Joll climbing the Kuffner Ridge on Mont Maudit in Chamonix. Photo: Courtesy of John Price

“It’s a financial roller coaster. You win the Banff Film Festival for Best Image (2017) then you go through these natural, quieter periods of the year where income doesn’t come in,” Price continues. “But the hardest thing for me to manage is the…

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