My name is Christian Heckle, and I am a fifth generation female farmer in the southern Alberta prairies with a passion for farming and photography. Thrifting, classic country music and road trips are just a few more of my favourite things.
My favourite subjects to photograph:
Bison! I adore these magnificent creatures. Their beauty and strength always puts me in awe. I am Métis and truly appreciate the fact my people relied on bison for survival for thousands of years.
Cows! Cows have been my favourite animal before I could speak . My first words were “moo cow”. I raise 200 head of Angus/Simmental cows with my family. I also have a Holstein, Longhorn, Highland and I’m wanting to add a Jersey to my little cow collection soon! Most of the day you’ll find me hanging out with my lovely girls. I am much happier around cattle than I am people!
Abandoned prairies! This might take the cake for my favourite subject to photograph. There are thousands of abandoned farmyards, churches and grain elevators spread across the Canadian prairies. I see the beauty in their vacantness. The wind howls through their cracked and falling down bones. I wonder what kind of lives were lived behind the walls. My soul belongs to another time. A time where life was a little slower and simpler. I escape to these places when I click the shutter on my camera, enchanted by these forsaken and forgotten homesteads.