“I am always focused on the narrative of an image when I press the shutter button.”

 

Introduced to photography through my father during my teens, I received my formal training at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. An intensive photojournalism program prepared me for my tenure with several newspapers across Alberta. I finally left journalism permanently in 2009 to focus on personal projects and professional writing. 2918487937_607e28fe0e_b

Influenced by my training as a journalist, my photography remains focused on portraying the scene before the lens with as little manipulation as possible. I remain faithful to the basic techniques of dodging, burning, cropping, and contrast control learned in the wet darkroom, when working with digital images. Although I prefer to rely on film to capture my images.

It’s through a considered approach and the ability to see the story in a scene and not through digital manipulation that I am able to create images that speak to the viewer. I am always focused on the narrative of an image when I press the shutter button.

After a lifetime on the Canadian prairie, I am now adjusting to life lived to the rhythm of the sea as I settle into living on Pender Island with my wife and two children.

 

 

 

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