On the edge of Manitoba's Whiteshell Provincial Park lives Walter Keller, a Swiss national who came to Canada in 1967 with the dream of becoming a cowboy. He never became a cowboy, but instead picked up a chainsaw and began a long career in forestry, before finding a hidden talent in wood carving. Walter and his sweetheart, now design and carve commissioned artwork for clients across Canada, the northern USA, and Europe.

I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon in October with Walter as he worked on a number of pieces, and got an insight into his creative process.

Some of Walter's work can be viewed on his website: thetimberman.net-profiles.com

Music:
"Solitude" by Entertainment for the Braindead
"Every Waking Hour" by Robin Grey

Shot with a Canon C100 & Sony FS700 (for the slo mo shots). Edited in FCP 7 and graded with Film Convert.

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