Biography | Statement | Curriculum Vitae
My love of photography was sparked in the early 1990s, around the time I graduated from university. Self-taught, I developed my skills with film cameras and traditional darkrooms before transitioning to digital in 2006. 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. I worked almost exclusively in those two genres for several years, and have been fortunate to photograph both at various levels. I've also covered a handful of events on behalf of media and the provincial and federal governments. At present, most of my efforts are concentrated in landscape photography. In my spare time I work on a couple of long-term personal projects and, occasionally, make forays into wildlife and still-life photography.
I have taught basic photography (part-time continuing education) at the Moncton Campus, New Brunswick Community College, since 2011. In the fall of 2016, I taught a similar program through the Town of Sackville, NB. 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 sometimes rely on found subjects, discovered during random wanderings or journeys of exploration. More often, I return to locations multiple times. I may be searching for specific light and weather that best illustrates either the subject or my vision of it. Or, I may seek to capture 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.
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