Love This Saskatchewan
Master Photographer John Perret Launches “Love This Saskatchewan”– a major retrospect of his finest photography of unique places and once in a lifetime chance happenings while on the land. 14 notable Saskatchewan writers, musicians and artists contribute their own visions and write personal remembrances of what Saskatchewan means to them. Perret’s photography takes you to all points rural and natural in the province, from woodlands to grasslands, boreal forests to sand dunes in the north. It touches the heartstrings of the past with mud filled trails glistening in sunset gold, to futuristic blue skies, as much as you can take in, then transform to sparkling indigo heavens painted with the northern lights. He shows us with over 100 photographs the remarkable space we live in and how it continues to be a catalyst for nurturing creativity, the love and respect we have of this land. Love This Saskatchewan, features chapter introductions by: Trevor Herriot, Arthur Slade, Brad Johner, Bill Waiser, Connie Kaldor, Brenda Baker, Monique Martin, Yann Martel, Ken Mitchell, Glen Sorestad, Lloyd Ratzlaff, Dorothy Knowles, Madeleine Dahlem, and Maria Campbell - all prominent Saskatchewan writers, artists, and musicians.
John Perret lives in Saskatoon and enjoys living in a city small enough that he can be out in the countryside in a matter of minutes, to view the horizon and open sky. He has had many passions in his life, but by far one of the greatest has been to travel the province and capture the beauty of the land through the lens of his camera. He has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters of Photographic Arts from the Professional Photographers of Canada. He has been the recipient of many awards and his photographs have traveled as far as China and Bogotá, Colombia. John has always had ties to the land and he co-owns a quarter section of natural grassland along the North Saskatchewan River. From trips to the north to summers on a farm near Lilac, from berry picking along the back roads to camping in the Nisbet forest, John has come to deeply love and appreciate Saskatchewan.