Kari Medig grew up in a cabin in northern British Columbia. His parents drove a '73 Ford Bronco, wore rubber boots and made him go cross-country skiing. They also owned matching Nikon FEs which they used to photograph wild mushrooms and other fungi of the boreal forest. Kari inherited the cameras and started making his own pictures.
Kari is especially comfortable in snowy places, steep or flat. He has a penchant for 120 film, drinks two coffees a day and relates well to folks with beards. He now lives in Nelson, BC with his partner Emily.