As I promised way back when I featured instagrammer Garry Norris’s photography, I want my Daily Square series to include a friday instagrammer shoutout. The project finally has some momentum; I have interviews and photos rolling in from several photographers I truly admire.
I’m kicking off the Friday Instagrammer series with @RoryTucker, a talented photographer and interactive designer based in Squamish, British Columbia. He’s also the creator of the brilliant IG series called #thattrainbridge.
Friday Instagrammer: Rory Tucker
Q: How long have you been on Instagram and what’s your favourite photography subject?
A: I’ve been @rorytucker since November 2010. While i might be well known for the train bridge that I shoot frequently, and I love shooting the landscape around where I live, my favourite subjects are my two young boys. Capturing daily moments with them, whether on an adventure or just playing in the yard, really makes me smile.
Q: What’s the coolest place IG has allowed you to travel? Where do you hope it takes you next?
A: So Far, my IG work has just been the documentation of my personal road trips and holidays. No assignments yet;) There are so many places I’d love to explore, document and share on Instagram. Although I’d be happy with a trip to Vancouver Island, I would love to document a road trip with my boys and our vintage trailer across Canada or down to California. A trip to Oz to catch up with family would be nice, too.
Q: What do you do for work?
A: I have worked professionally as a photographer for 20 years, but now I work full time as an Interactive Director at an ad agency in Whistler. We specialize in action sport and resort marketing, so it’s right up my alley. I still take on select work commercially and am excited about the opportunities that can come from Instagram.
Q: What gear do you use – list it all! What’s your favorite setup? Dream Setup?
A: I almost shoot exclusively iPhone for Instagram. I still use an old 4s and will update to the 6 eventually. I believe I have 2 to 3 DSLR shots in my gallery. I’ve shot Canon since the days of film and have a bunch of bodies in bags in the closets. Tucked in beside them is a Mamiya RB kit. My lenses go from fisheye and ultra wide 10mm up to 300mm. I’d love to upgrade some my glass to L series and upgrade my 7D as well. I am also interested in trying the mirror-less approach.
Q: Who are your 5 favourite Instgrammers
A: Wow tough question.
- @petehalvorsen has been an inspiration for years in many ways.
- There’s a great crew in Vancouver and I always enjoy seeing their work. Can I sneak a couple couples in as one: @bittadesign + @othellonine and @dudelum + @flolum
- @tylerforesthauser has some really sublime work and I’ve enjoyed commenting back and forth with him.
- I am huge fan of @bythebrush. Laura’s painterly approach is always gorgeous.
- @JaredChambers manages to always keep me impressed with both his landscapes and his portraiture.