LIVE LIFE’S ADVENTURE, ONE MAP TACK AT A TIME!
We are Map-Tacs Photography.
Map-Tacs Photography is a Vancouver Island, British Colombia based business providing photographic and risk management services to adventure travelers. The company was Ray McKenzie’s idea which represents his love of nature, motorcycles, adventure, and photography and combining them into a life-altering career!
“Life is worth living to the fullest, measured moment by moment…not on what was…or what could be.”
Official photographer for Neale Bayly (Star of Tripping on Two Wheels, and Neale Bayly Rides) and Anthony Carrino (HGTVs Kitchen Cousins and Cousins Undercover) in South Africa. Photographer for Neale’s Arctic Circle feature in Cycle Canada Magazine, Motorcycle Classics and Overland Journal. He provided the image for the MAVTV banner advertising for Neale Bayly Rides Peru, as well as images in support of Wellspring International Outreach projects.
Ray’s passion for photography comes from the realization that life is a gift. He loves the journey that allows him to absorb his surroundings, embracing the ability to find something truly wonderful and inspirational in almost any environment through his lens. Ray believes that the still image can be used as a medium to help understand others, to understand nature and to diminish the borders that divide us. He is also a hard core motorcycle enthusiast who has rode all over North America, Central America and Europe.
Was born and raised on a small Island but it never stopped her from having big adventures and big dreams. She raised three amazing young men and has had the opportunity to travel to some incredible countries, the most memorable being Scotland and those along the eastern coast of Africa. She loves her job as a Clinical Nurse Educator in a busy tertiary care center; she co-owns a successful pub; and recently found the two greatest loves of her life.
She has loved bikes as long as she could remember but always rode as a pillion. Last year that changed; she acquired her motorcycle license and has been an avid adventure rider since. Less than 4 months after getting her license she rode Schaeffer Road and White Rim Trial in Utah, United States. No small feat and when you add in a heat wave, bringing the temperature near 50 degrees Celsius, that made her tough as heck…or possibly crazy!
She shares the joy of riding with the man she loves, Ray McKenzie. She has enjoyed many adventures with Ray in the last few years that they have been together. They share a love for expressing the beauty that surrounds them through both the lens of a camera and through writing. Mutual photography enthusiasts with a gift for storytelling, they share a passion for nature, people, their culture and architectural history. Love, laughter and that adventurous spirit is imbedded into everything they do and no matter where they end up, they will continue to explore the world around them and live each day in the moment.
Ray and Cheryl provide photographic, risk management, and low profile security services for adventure travellers, companies, and tours. Contact Ray or Cheryl for details.
We are always searching for the next adventure, so join me on my blog as I expand my horizons!
“Life is one big adventure, live it on the edge or relinquish yourself to mediocrity.”