Melissa Renwick is a documentary photographer who has found home on the Canadian west coast in Tofino. She is interested in capturing stories about the complicated interrelationship between the coastal landscape and those who inhabit it. Through her intimate style of portraiture and long-form storytelling, she aims to document the different ways people live in remote regions of the country.
Renwick’s work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in publications like The New York Times, TIME Magazine and The Globe and Mail.
Drawn to spacious landscapes and people who choose to live outside urban centres, photography is the medium I use to express my perspective of reality.
Led by emotions, feeling and curiosity, the camera acts as my window into the world and lives of strangers. Forever roaming new and unforaged paths in search of my next image, I look to create photographs that are quiet in their intimacy and raw in their expression.