Darran Chaisson is a professional photographer based in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Before starting his studio practice, Darran was an industrial mechanic working in some of the most remote parts of Canada. His influences include Ansel Adams, Bev Davis, Sherman Hines, and Mike Tittle, for their diverse body of work and range of emotional depth.
A self-taught artist for over forty years, Darran specializes in landscape, concert and promotional advertising, and takes great satisfaction in creating just the right image to suit his client’s needs. When left to his own devices, he will seek out and capture the unparalleled, raw beauty of the rainforest and ocean on Canada’s west coast. Darran continues to refine and experiment with his medium while maintaining a high personal standard for quality, attention to detail, and professionalism. He remains highly motivated by the challenge of getting his camera to capture the scene and emotion that is predefined in his mind.
Darran has produced ad campaigns for clients across Canada and was selected among 18,000+ as the 2017 grand prize winner for BC Ferries’ #stormwatchBC photo competition. His award-winning photography can be found in private collections in the UK, Canada, Korea, and USA.