Dax Justin is a Canadian Explorer, Adventure/Landscape photographer, visual content creator, and destination storyteller based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dax’s photographic work focuses on outdoor adventure, landscapes, mountain lifestyle, people and sports. The photography captured on expeditions bring the adventure to a worldwide online audience in real time, expanding brand reach through social media and travel networks.

Dax is currently working on a book about the grit and resiliency of the Canadian Badlands called UNEARTHED, to launch Spring 2018. More on Dax’s work can be found here.

 

His work has been featured in national and international publications including Matador Network, the Travel Channel, Hootsuite, The Weather Network, Canadian Geographic, CBC, Shaw TV, HYPEBEAST and Instagram. Dax is also a public speaker and recently did a TEDx Talk and has also spoken for the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Rundle College, Social Media Breakfast and WordcampYYC.

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TIMELINE & ACCOLADES


  • Speaker at TEDxCanmore, January 20, 2017
  • Iconic photo of Moraine Lake posted up at YYC Calgary Airport’s new International Terminal, 2016
  • Honorary White Hat from the YYC Calgary Airport, 2016
  • 2x Travel Alberta ALTO Award Winner for ‘Marketing Partnership’ in collaboration with Chinook Country Tourist Association, 2015 & 2016
  • 2x photos featured in Canadian Geographic, 2014 & 2015
  • Became a 2x ‘Suggested User’ by Instagram, 2014 & 2015
  • First became connected to Nature and started taking photos on December 26, 2013

VITAL FACTS


  • Born: 2 May, 1984
  • Place of Birth: Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Education: BFA New Media, University of Lethbridge
  • Occupation: Explorer & Adventure/Landscape Photographer
  • Passion: “Audaciously exploring new places.”
  • Listening to: RAGE CAGE on CJSW 90.9FM, “Wandering Eye” by Fat Freddy’s Drop, “Virus” by KMFDM

quotes

Ambitious and hardcore.

— Kim Gray, Toque & Canoe

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Congratulations on a great talk, Dax.

My 16 year old son was in the audience and

your talk was his favorite.

— Colleen Henderson, TEDxCanmore Team