I do social landscape photography and am interested in New Topographics---the human altered landscape--recording how human behavior and activity has affected the world. I also look for whimsical scenes, and elements of surrealism found in everyday life. My work is firmly planted in the documentary tradition, getting photos through observation rather than through set-up and image manipulation. Photography keeps me in touch with the changing seasons, and the passage of time. My images are intertwined with childhood memories and locations around Hants County, Nova Scotia.
I’m inspired by photographers such as Robert Frank, and Lee Friedlander, and artists like Alex Colville, and Rene Magritte
After thirty years of shooting film, I converted to digital in 2005. I currently use a DSLR and an iPhone.
I got my start I photography in the late 70s at the Acadia University camera club, and took photos for the school paper, The Athenaeum. After that, studied photography at TMU (formerly Ryerson) in Toronto and worked for a time doing freelance jobs, as well as street photography.
My work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally. Featured online on blogTO, iNPUBLIC, Ryerson Today, Japan Camera Hunter, and in print in The Toronto Star, The Japan Times, Eyeshot Magazine, Camera Canada, and Photo Life.
I have seven self-published photo books:
Toronto Flashback (1980-1986)
No Money Down – Toronto (1980-1986)
Toronto In Colour: the 1980s
Wish You Were Here
Prices vary according to size. Photo books are $65.