Student Project Mentorship – Life is a Highway with Chris Bone

Highway 762 is different things to different people; just another road on their way to somewhere else, a destination for cyclists and motorcyclists, a place to drive slowly while viewing the scenery, the route for an annual cattle drive; and probably more besides. I intend to peel back my familiarity with the subject in an attempt to reveal what I see as the essence of this short, 22 km highway.

Meet Chris Bone. Chris is someone who travels Highway 762 a lot – whenever he wants to get anywhere from his home, in fact. While there may be more iconic stretches of pavement in the world, 762 has its own particular charm. But if you are setting a mentored project for yourself, and you want to push yourself to see something… deeper than scenery, more unexpected than cliché, is a road a good subject matter to choose?

It’s certainly not an easy choice! That’s Chris’ project statement above, and his portfolio of ten images below. In some ways, Chris was easy to mentor: he needed little guidance on goal-setting, articulating his idea or curating a final collection. We think he has come up with a very thoughtful story about Highway 762 as portrayed in his photo essay below. We suspect Chris will continue to travel everyday roads and come away with something unique to say about the experience.

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For previous students’ mentored projects, click here.

About the Author

Photographing the incredible beauty of natural things, filming quirky videos, trying new foods with unpronounceable names, curling up with a good book, sharing ideas on how to live lighter on the Earth...these are a few of my favourite things!

11 Comments

  1. Chris Bone
    September 14, 2016

    Thank you Sam and Darwin for your help and support, it was great working with you, as always. This was an interesting and enjoyable project. Or rather, it is an interesting and enjoyable project because I plan to continue on and make it into a larger body of work. If I start to waiver then I will read your kind words again for encouragement.

    Kind regards, Chris Bone

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  2. Russ Scullen
    September 14, 2016

    This makes me want to travel 762 just to enjoy it. Great job Chris.

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    • Chris Bone
      September 14, 2016

      Thanks Russ, How about next time you are in Bragg Creek? Happy to be your guide.

  3. Lynn smith
    September 15, 2016

    Beautiful images Chris! They really do tell a story. I really like the fog in your images.

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    • Chris Bone
      September 16, 2016

      Thank you, Lynn. I had to get up unusually early for me in order to be there before the fog burned off. I am glad that I did… could be habit forming.

  4. Anil Sud
    September 15, 2016

    Love that meandering reverse “S” curve through the second image.

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    • Chris Bone
      September 16, 2016

      Thank you, Anil. It appeared to mirror the way the way the road meanders so felt like a good fit for my story.

  5. Erin
    September 17, 2016

    A wonderful collection of images, Chris.

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  6. Chris Bone
    September 18, 2016

    Thank you, Erin.

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  7. Allain Pelletier
    September 19, 2016

    well done Chris Bones

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    • Chris Bone
      September 19, 2016

      Thank you, Allain.

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