I made a point to find the time Saturday afternoon between Caribou Carnival events to head down to the Snow Castle to see Karl Johnston. Karl is a young photographer from Fort Smith who specializes in photographing the Aurora Borealis. This was the first time I’d met Karl in person, although we have talked on occasion through Twitter and Facebook. At the age of only 21 he has exploded in to the norther photography scene.
The reason for his weekend visit to Yellowknife was to display his photographs at the Snowking’s Snow Castle, which is where I caught up with him. He said the day was going well and he had already sold one of his prints. Although at the time of my visit the castle wasn’t to busy, it was expected to pick up as other events took place.
Karl’s photographs are also on display in the Northern Images Art Gallery and have been for a couple months now. So if you missed him down at the Castle, be sure to check them out there.
He also told me he is planning on launching a new website in the near future to better suit his customer. Be sure to watch for the new site at www.KarlJohnston.com.