Our trip to Hudson’s Hope to learn about the Site C dam.

Four years ago I decided to travel across Northern British Columbia with my two kids and a veteran cinematographer to learn more about where our energy comes from. Along the way, we spoke to local residents about the ways their communities are being impacted for better or for worse.

Hudson’s Hope

It was a short drive from Tumbler Ridge to Hudson’s Hope, and we arrived late in the afternoon. The area was covered in a grey drizzle. We had trouble finding our hotel and stopped in at another to ask for directions. The proprietor of this hotel convinced us that his establishment was a better choice, and we decided to stay there for the night. I had to admit that the accommodations were surprisingly posh for such a remote location. The hotel seemed brand new and was probably the nicest one we had stayed in since leaving home. It was a bit of a surprise to find such swanky digs in Hudson’s Hope, a town that really consisted of one main road and two restaurants, as far as we could tell. …


Our trip to Dawson Creek to learn about wind energy.

Four years ago I decided to travel across Northern British Columbia with my two kids and a veteran cinematographer to learn more about where our energy comes from. Along the way, we spoke to local residents about the ways their communities are being impacted for better or for worse.

Departing for Dawson Creek

Things began to move quickly once we left Smithers. We drove until we reached the town of Chetwynd, which proudly states that it is the chainsaw art capital of the world. They back up this claim with a plethora of chainsaw art pieces placed prominently throughout the town, some of which were staggeringly intricate and detailed. …


Our trip to Kitimat to learn about liquified natural gas and food security.

Four years ago I decided to travel across Northern British Columbia with my two kids and a veteran cinematographer to learn more about where our energy comes from. Along the way, we spoke to local residents about the ways their communities are being impacted for better or for worse.

We Hit the Road

After conducting as much preparation as I could muster between freelance projects, and after letting my clients know that I would be away for a couple of weeks, the day had finally come to head out on our adventure. …


Kicking off a 5,000km road trip with a cinematographer and my two kids.

Four years ago I decided to travel across Northern British Columbia with my two kids and a veteran cinematographer to learn more about where our energy comes from. Along the way, we spoke to local residents about the ways their communities are being impacted for better or for worse.

Beginnings

Four years ago, I did something a bit crazy. In the years since, I’ve had a lot of time to think about it, and the resulting artifacts are captured in words and pictures below.

My interest in current events began in childhood. Growing up, my family was intimately involved in politics as a means to effect positive change in the world, and small talk at family dinners always included a healthy dose of political discussion about current issues. …

About

Damian Kuehn

Commercial photo and video producer. Design and music lover. General people person.

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