Bronze / 2016 / Portraiture / Self-Portrait

Dawn climbs over Maligne Lake

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Self-Portrait
  • Company
    White Leaf Photographs
  • Photographer
    Brian Van Tighem is a professional wedding photographer in the Canadian Rockies, and an accomplished photographer of cultures and natural places around the world. His work has been seen in a variety of print and online publications, and has been awarded a Gold Medal and Honourable Mentions in previous PX3 competitions. He recently co-authored a book with his father titled 'Heart Waters; the Sources of the Bow River', which features the passionate environmental writings of his father and an array of his own Rocky Mountain photographs. The release was published by Rocky Mountain Books.
  • Credit
    Self portrait, no release required. Model Release available on request.

A hiker climbs up through the Bald Hills overlooking the iconic Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, Canada. The soft light of approaching dawn illuminates the vivid colours of the landscape and the chiseled, sloping peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

Brian grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, and in 2009 acheived a diploma in Digital Photographyin Vancouver, Canada. Afterwards he returned to the Rockies to provide wedding and portrait photography services (, while still being able to spend time exploring the mountains that inspire him.