Freeman Patterson for EDIT magazine, Volume 3
Life Through A Lens
by James Mullinger
Freeman Patterson is an enigma. Unquestionably one of Canada’s most respected and admired photographers, he eschews the public eye in favour of a quiet life on Shampers Bluff, New Brunswick. Aged 80, he still works and teaches extensively and spends time on a stunning and beloved piece of land he has donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to ensure its preservation. The Maritime Edit’s Editor-in-Chief James Mullinger spent a day with Patterson at his home to learn about his life and creative process and what inspires him.