Northlore Creative is the brainchild of photographer, editor, writer and director, Alexis Greene offering stills photography, video, writing and editing services.
Armed with a camera, a notebook and an insatiable curiosity for the world, Alexis has had a keen interest in telling stories from an early age. With a deep connection to the natural world and a knack for exposing raw human emotion, her images, writing and film work evoke the full spectrum of what it means to be human in the context of a rapidly changing world.
As a self-taught visual artist with a quiet sense of observation, an impeccable eye and a post-secondary education in Creative Writing and Intersectional Feminism, Alexis brings a strong breadth of understanding and nuanced narrative voice to her treatment of diverse subjects.
Her desire to create impactful art is informed by her battle with Bipolar Disorder. Over the last fifteen years, she has learned how to live with an at-times debilitating disease. Her mental health challenges and the empathy gained in her treatment journey inform every aspect of her writing, editing and directorial capabilities. Her greatest interest is in humanizing and destigmatizing stories of addiction, mental illness and fighting for better access to mental health services for all.
Recently, she worked as production editor and writing consultant on photographer and filmmaker Ben Moon’s cancer memoir Denali: A Man, A Dog, And the Friendship of a Lifetime published by Penguin Books USA. She has served as nonfiction and poetry editor for filling Station magazine and has worked for the Calgary Distinguished Writer’s Program. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, she was a guest of the Sony Alpha Female Program at both the Sony Kando Creative Camp and the Real Life Conference for female & non-binary photographers.
Alexis moved into her van in 2017 and has travelled and worked on the road from Haida Gwaii to Southern Mexico. She has now settled in coastal British Columbia on the shared Matsqui, Sema:th, Kwantlen, Katzie, Sq’ewlets, and Leq’a:mel traditional territories with her husband, Donald and her two beloved dogs, Reggie and Redwood. She is a dual Canadian/US citizen who, despite settling down and finding herself the proud owner of her very own shower still can’t resist the road and splits her time between Alberta, British Columbia, Oregon and Northern California.
In her quiet moments, she enjoys rock climbing, swimming, surfing, lugging heavy camera gear into remote locations for fun, and photographing her dogs to regularly remind herself to experience uninhibited joy.
Alexis is currently compiling her own experiences in the public mental healthcare system into a memoir and is working on a series of short films that parallel mental health challenges the healing found in the outdoors.