Frequently Asked Questions

 


We’ll do our best to answer our most frequent enquiries here, but please feel free to email us at: prints@jeremykoreski.com and we’d be happy to answer any other questions.


ABOUT THE WORK


How do you capture your aerial photographs? Do you use a drone?

The true story is that I hang out of a helicopter with my camera in hand, hoping to capture the land and the sea from a fresh perspective. Growing up in Tofino, I was introduced to flying around the same time that I started taking photos. A family friend owned Tofino Air, and I loved nothing more than hopping on flights around Clayoquot Sound with him. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to build relationships with local airlines and pilots, which has allowed me the opportunity to physically shoot from above. This technique allows for higher quality images than a drone could possibly capture, more artistic involvement and, honestly, it’s just a lot more fun. If I have an idea for a shot, I jump at the opportunity to invest in a helicopter ride that allows me to get the straight down perspective that I love.


Why don’t you share specific locations for where each image was shot?

People often ask me where I was when I captured a specific image, and why I don’t share more details about exact locations. My answer may not be very satisfying, but I think it’s important: my work is just about a love of being outside, of setting out on a journey of discovery, no matter where you end up. I’m more interested in answering how I came to find myself in such wild locations, rather than where exactly the location tag is. I published my book, This is Nowhere, as a sort of answer to our human need to search for dots on a map. Get out there and find the places in nature that light you up personally. In the spirit of protecting these wild locations, I hope my work inspires people to get out and explore, give back to environmental protectors like 1% For The Planet, and just have fun being outside.


How did you get started taking photos?

My dad gifted me a Canon AE1 film camera when I was 13 years old. I started bringing it with me to the skate park and on snowboarding trips with my friends. I would sit for hours capturing photos of everyone surfing our local waves in Tofino. I learnt and improved with each roll of film, always just having fun being outside and capturing activities that light people up. I never knew I could make a living taking photos, but I’ve been very lucky that I’ve been able to turn my passion into my career. Click here to learn more about me and my work as an assignment photographer.

 

ABOUT SHIPPING

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we do. Purchase a print from our online shop or visit us in person at our gallery in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada. We ship using Canada Post, but if you’d like to arrange a courier of your choice, we would be happy to ship to you no matter your location.


How long will it take to receive my print order?

We process each order as swiftly as possible, and most standard orders are delivered within a 4 - 6 week period. Some custom prints may take longer if Jeremy is traveling on assignment. Please email us at: prints@jeremykoreski.com with any questions related to custom orders, shipping or tracking.


ABOUT THE PRINTS AND FRAMES


How are your prints made? What can I expect my purchase to include?

Each print is hand signed by Jeremy, inspected for precise reproduction and printed at a small print shop here on Vancouver Island. Our prints are made using cold-pressed watercolour paper with a slightly textured surface. This acid-free paper is an archival 50/50 blend of cotton and alpha cellulose, with a display life of 100+ years.


How are your prints framed?

Our prints are displayed and sold in custom black walnut frames handmade by local Vancouver Island Red Seal joiner, Will Blackburn of Trails End Joinery. Will’s expert craftsmanship and local production out of his studio in Youbou, BC are a perfect fit for Jeremy’s photography, both inspired by the beauty of nature and their lives on the West Coast. Our selection of black walnut frames mean each print is complimented by the natural brown tone of the wood. Rather than using heavy glass, we chose a non-glare acrylic that means prints are easier to ship to you, have zero glare and a reduced cost.

 

 If you ordered a print unframed, it will be delivered in an industrial-quality shipping tube. To protect your prints, it's best to have a professional framer remove and handle them for you upon arrival.  


I want to order a print of a photo from Jeremy’s Instagram account, but I can’t find it on the online gallery – are custom orders possible?

Yes, custom orders are always welcome. In addition to the images shown, most of Jeremy's portfolio images can be printed as custom orders. Alternate sizes and mediums, including canvas or dibond, are available upon request. Please contact us directly for all custom orders: prints@jeremykoreski.com