Trevor Schmidt is a self-taught abstract photographer. He lives and works on Canada’s west coast, where his art is inspired by and pays tribute to the coastal waters and rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. Trevor’s work in criminal intelligence demands frequent exposure to the most tragic qualities of humankind. Immersion in photography art is his antidote to the harmful mental health impacts of a career devoted to preventing the immorality and suffering of others.
Trevor is guided by the concept of camera as paintbrush. He views the colors, contrasts, shapes, shadows, and textures in the viewfinder as his palette to paint with — to brush, drag, spin, stretch, and transform into works of reverence to the unparalleled elegance of our natural world.