“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.
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.