Whistler’s Night Watchman
David McColm released the latest instalment in Whistler Blackcomb’s dazzling Beyond video documentary series, and it’s a beauty.
Trained as an engineer but “spending more time on my photography,” WhistlerBlackcomb.com describes David McColm as not your ordinary Whistler photographer. “His masterpiece time-lapse images forego the familiar hero shots of big mountain athletes and picture-perfect ski models for a more artistic rendition of winter’s playground.
He spends his days and nights trekking out atop remote peaks, capturing the spectacular beauty of Whistler Blackcomb’s renowned weather that enshrouds the side by side giants. On sub-zero nights, he stays warm by heating up soup over a camp stove. His quest only ends when David has found the perfect shot — or his camera lenses have frozen over. His adventures, his patience and his process are a labour of love and his images are a testimony to his take on this place: “There is always beauty to be found, you just have to go out and look for it.” Undaunted by Whistler’s challenging weather, McColm says, “I always find something to shoot.”