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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Updated: November 1, 3:05 PM ET
Faces of Revelstoke locals


Izzy Lynch, a Revelstoke local photographed by Garrett Grove.

Last winter, my wife and I decided to pack our bags, buy a camper, and hit the road. We left our home in Bellingham, Wash., and drove around the West, climbing, biking, surfing, and skiing. We needed a change, to simplify our lives and have a new daily existence for a while.

Eventually, we landed in Revelstoke, BC, an old mining town turned skier's Mecca. From January through May, we decided to call Revelstoke home. We did our best to dive into the skiing and the local community there.

At the end of the winter, I was blown away by the people I met and the mountains I explored. So as a sort of memento and personal summation to this character-filled Canadian town, I decided to do a portrait project. I shot around 35 portraits of Revelstoke locals through an old Rolleiflex & Hasselblad viewfinder, which isn't a new technique, but seemed like a fun way to capture the community through the same medium.