I became interested in photography in 1976, when my daughter was born. My father-in-law had given me a rangefinder 35mm camera which instantly hooked me. After working with film for many years, life unfortunately got in the wayand photography fell by the wayside. In 2000, I bought a digital camera (2.6 megapixel!) and have been working with digital ever since.I like digital photography because I find that it is much less messy and provides me more opportunities to be creative in my processing.
Since taking (semi)retirement from my careeras an Industrial Ultrasonics Technician, I have had more time to devote to Photography, including a collaboration with Vancouver architect and photographer Rick Hulbert in planning and executing a week-long workshop in Triora, Italy in October 2017. We are planning another workshop in Oxford, UK in 2020. In May and June of this year, I was the featured artist at a local gallery, which entailed producing 14 framed and 12 unframed pieces for display.
My training in Photography has been largely informal, consisting of online training, workshops, and voracious reading – whereby I have become very proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop for retouching and manipulation of photographs.
I currently live in Southern Ontario, Canada and enjoy traveling with my wife, Carol. Wherever we go, weseek out interesting architecture and frequent museums and art galleries. Much of my inspiration comes from theseexcursions. My work often makes use of paint-like processes to mimic oil or watercolour, but also includes unusual or quirky subject matter as well.