The Maple Trail

The Maple Trail

Monday October 21, 2013 Written by Smith

Come Canadian spring, those trees you're looking at will be dripping with sweet, sweet maple syrup. In volume eight, we discovered there was more to maple than tasty pancakes, and photographer Celine Kim took us there.

Based in Toronto, Kim trekked out to maple country along with Ashley and Scott Leder from Drip Maple to capture the maples, buckets and old sugar shacks up close. Here are some of the outtakes.

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Sugar maples only grow in a handful of Canadian provinces and U.S. states where the climate is unique, and Canada produces 80 per cent of the world's stash. Unfortunately, there was no syrup to sample when Kim spent time taking these pics, but Canada's massive annual stockpile means there's enough to go around in off-season.

Self-taught, Kim shoots all sorts of daily life observations and adventures with her trusty Nikon D3. You can see more of her work here or in Smith Journal volume eight, on shelves in Australia now (and very soon in Canada).