June is a Vancouver-based photographer, artist and blogger. She grew up in an industrial town in the North of England where there were very few wild birds. The gift of a camera for her ninth birthday was life changing. After studying English Literature in beautiful North Wales, she moved to Canada. A period of living alone, building a cabin and tree planting in remote northern British Columbia proved to be a valuable, if unconventional, part of her art education. Moving to Vancouver, she completed a diploma in Media Studies, as well as a variety of fine art and photography courses. She began her full-time art career in 2006. Her bird photography is the basis of a variety of work, ranging from large scale prints, to items for daily use, such as cushion covers and bags.
Believing that it is human nature to fight hardest to protect that which you love, the goal of my work is to inspire the same fierce love I feel for nature (especially in the hard-scrabble urban setting) in those who view my images. Elements employed to this end are beauty, humour, daily social media posts and my blog, The Urban Nature Enthusiast.
April/May 2015 Double prizewinner in Photo Life Magazine's THE WORLD WE LIVE IN contest
Humanity Category — 5th prize for Passage
Environment Category — 3rd prize for The Emperor