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Images by David Gluns at the Library

By Contributor
June 4th, 2012

The photographs of David R. Gluns are familiar to some: his work appears on many local websites and tourism brochures, and he’s the feature photographer for the coffee table book: Nelson, British Columbia.

Now, a selection of some of his finest work is on display at the Nelson Public Library.

Dave Gluns travels everywhere with an inspired eye, consummate skill, and a good camera—or two or three. It’s paid off: his photographs have appeared in a number of national and international magazines including Beautiful British Columbia, Western Living, Bike, Westworld, Cycle Canada, B.C. Women, Northwest Travel, Golf West, Sunset, Western Living, Canoe and Kayak, and Explore.

His client list includes municipalities, financial institutions, colleges, corporations, and Provincial ministries.

Dave’s images have also appeared in several books, including British Columbia(Learner Publications), Over Beautiful British Columbia: An Aerial Adventure(BBCM Publication), and Nelson, British Columbia and The West Kootenay in Photographs (Ward Creek Press).

An avid skier, hiker, and outdoorsman, Dave also leads treks in Nepal, his camera always close by. In support of education opportunities for Nepalese children, he has held fundraising slideshows of his Nepal images.

Gluns is also a fixed-wing pilot and often works in conjunction with Nelson Mountain Air doing aerial photography.

Recently, Dave retired from his day job as a forest hydrologist and now devotes more time to his “other work.”

The exhibition at the Library continues through July.

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