“My goal as an artist is to transform something as mundane as a puddle or shaft of light into a visual landscape that evokes a story, a memory, a sensation. The magic found in transformation peaks my curiosity—like a caterpillar growing its wings—and it’s this metamorphosis that can be found as an underlying theme in most of my work, along with the power of storytelling and intuition to enhance an image or experience.”
Christy Turner is a freelance photographer/writer who specializes in, astrophotography, extreme weather, lifestyle portraits and travel/landscape images. Having traveled extensively through 75 countries, her work has been published nationally and internationally. In addition, she has been also commissioned internationally for ongoing photographic contributions towards space weather research with Dr. Stephen Mende at UC Berkeley, Chateau Pontet Canet in Bordeaux, France, and J.Tol in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Mostly self taught, Christy recently completed an Integrated Media/Visual Design Certificate from the University of Calgary. Ms. Turner’s work is about conveying a sense of experience through visual storytelling.
Christy recently appeared in a recent Telus Documentary entitled “Chasing Steve,” and her aurora and astro photos have been seen on NASA, CNN, Journal of Geophysical Research Letters, Space Physics, PhotoNews Magazine, Huffington Post, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, The Calgary Herald, Yahoo, Earthsky.org, The Weather Network, Fast Company Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Westjet Magazine, The Royal Meteorological Society UK, CBC, and more. She was a semifinalist for the Wine Photographer of the Year in the Pink Lady Food Photography Competition in 2019 and Cover Winner for Our Canada Magazine’s 2016 winter edition. Christy was a guest speaker in 2019 at the International Aurora Summit in Wisconsin, USA.
Turner currently works and resides in Calgary, AB, Canada.