Take Your Seat

with the Group of seven

Imagine you're on the northern shore of Lake Superior.

The sun begins its early rise as an ethereal mist hugs rock and tree in an embrace worthy of a photograph.

Now imagine that same scene almost 100 years ago.

Lawren Harris, the Group of Seven, are about to eternalize Pic Island in sketch form and on canvas.

With that backdrop as our inspiration, we began our next adventure:

Take Your Seat with the Group of Seven.

Fittingly, for seven days, we had the rare privilege to retrace the steps of the Group of Seven

around the untamed wilderness of Marathon, Ontario.

The goal was simple; trek through the forests and valleys to capture the same locations

that were both muse and motivation for a host of paintings

created by the Group of Seven on their repeat adventures to the region.

They were drawn to Lake Superior for reasons that remain true still today.

Our photography aimed to capture Nature as it was then, as it is now, 

to rediscover the Group of Seven in our time and through our lens.

With guides, canoes and hiking boots, we attempted to do justice to the Fall colours and locations 

that have made the Group of Seven synonymous with the natural beauty that

has become an inextricable thread of the fabric of our identity. 

Along with us, of course, was our Director's Chair.

Follow the project on Instagram using #TakeYourSeatG7

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