I spent 9 months photographing 2 trailbuilders as they built a new mountain bike trail from scratch.

I chose 20 photos and made big prints of them that we hung along the trails. I found a place that printed them with UV-resistant ink on a hard plastic material and then laminated them. It took some back-and-forth to make prints that are visible in the dim light of the forest. They’ll be there for about three months, although I’m told they would survive about six. I also made some posters to place at trail intersections which have text that explains what the project is about, and maps to show where it begins and ends. I hired a graphic designer to make it all look much better than I could on my own.

Read more about the origin and aftermath of this project.


Evidence of Trail Fairies appeared along the Penny Lane and Good Sir Martin trails on Mount Seymour in Vancouver, BC, Canada between June and September 2016.