Biography | Statement | Curriculum Vitae
My love of photography was sparked in the early 1990s. Self-taught, I developed my skills with film cameras and traditional darkrooms before transitioning to digital. For 25 years, photography has served me as a hobby, diversion, outlet, expression, and profession.
Through my children, I initially specialized in sports action and dance photography, and I worked in those two genres almost exclusively for several years. Occasionally, I've provided editorial services for national media and government. Currently, my efforts are concentrated in landscape photography. Time permitting, I find escape and rejuvenation through long-term personal projects.
I have taught basic photography courses at the Moncton Campus, New Brunswick Community College, since 2011, and for the Town of Sackville since 2016. I also offer private lessons for beginner and intermediate students in the Greater Moncton area.
Several of my fine art prints have been accepted into juried exhibitions. I am the recipient of both an arts residency and an arts grant.
I live in Moncton, New Brunswick, where I continue to hone both my craft and my vision.
Over the past few years I have been drawn to landscape photography. I prefer to stay close to home, capturing local scenes and settings, and highlighting the natural, rugged, and inherent beauty of the Maritimes. I am particularly attracted to coastal settings, to the merger of land, sea, and horizon, and to its inherent minimalism. I find similar beauty, art, and solace along the Tantramar marshes.
I sometimes rely on found subjects, discovered during random wanderings and journeys of exploration. More often, I return to locations multiple times. I may be in search of specific light and weather. Or, I may wish to record a scene in various conditions, thereby demonstrating the evolution of the subject and the fluidity of a static medium.
I prefer to isolate my subjects within their surroundings and, via negative space, within the final composition as well. I rarely, if ever, include people. Ideally, my images will evoke a sense of emptiness, loneliness, or abandonment. However, I prefer to let the audience find their own reactions, judgements, and conclusions as they view my work through their lens.
Ultimately, I'm simply trying to capture my surroundings as I see them - your world, my vision, one day, and one image, at a time.
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