Francois-Xavier "Fix" De Ruydts is a photographer and geographer based in Vancouver, Canada.
Fix wanted to find ways to get closer to the things he was studying, to touch, hike and climb them. He turned full time photographer at the same time as he moved to Vancouver, BC with his wife Idalina in 2010.
His approach to photography has always been driven by a passion for exploration. While trying to focus on less known and more exploratory activities, his goal is to bring people into places they had never seen before, to inspire people and to make them care about the places they live in. His endeavour has brought him on high alpine ridges, murky caves, deep slot canyons, vast forests and dry deserts all over the globe. Among many others, he has worked with Canadian Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, BC Magazine, Explore Magazine, Outside Magazine, Coast Mountain Culture, Mountain Life, Kootenay Mountain Culture, Maclean's, Le Figaro Magazine, Réponses Photo and Outdoor Photography Canada. He is also proud to work with AURORA photo agency to distribute his stock images.
Fix's first movie "Down The Line" is meeting great success at film festivals around the globe for the moment. In this 22min film, he tells the story of the discovery and exploration of two magnificent canyons near Squamish, BC.
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