About Colin

Coastal Imageworks was conceived in the year 2000 and is the artistic playground of Colin Bates. He has been taking and manipulating photos, audio, and video for most of his life.

His images have appeared in the Vancouver Sun, Queue Magazine, Canadian Musician Magazine, the permanent art collection of Canada’s National Research Council, the Fredericton Airport, Princeton University Press, Lickle Publishing, the Mauritius Research Council, Blackwell Publishing, the Beatty Biodiversity Museum, Conde Naste Traveller, Canadian Museum of Nature, as well as in numerous young-educational and university-level textbooks. Colin has found artistic challenges and successes on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Canada, is continuing his endeavor to capture spectacular images, promote biodiversity, and enjoy life to the fullest. He is also contributes from time to time to Photo Life magazine.

Colin has lived in the beautiful and remote village of Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island for the past 8 years, but is soon relocating to Squamish, B.C