"If my life were a Bingo card, it would always spell out either
w-r-i-t-i-n-g, p-h-o-t-o-g-r-a-p-h-y- or f-i-l-m-."
I began to take writing more seriously in high school, about the same time as my first photography class, and as I was falling in love with motion picture (Norman Jewison’s “And Justice for All”). I was accepted into Ryerson University’s Film and Photographic Arts program, majoring in film studies.
Although a film student, I discovered the works of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and the Group f/64. Taking a year off, I spent the time with my Hasselblad photographing Banff National Park and Baie St. Paul, Quebec. The majority of these photos appear in my collection of poetry, Abbotsford Station: The Voyage of Rediscovery, for which I supplied the cover photo.
After a 30 year absence from photography, in December of 2017, I invested in an entry-level digital camera with which to begin my transition from film to digital photography, and from landscape to urban landscape. Like Abbotsford Station, it's yet another voyage of rediscovery. It’s a journey through light and dark and those small quiet places in-between.
Both the array of lights and images in Toronto can be surprising, and often spectacular. With digital technology, I’m appreciating that I needn’t travel far in order to capture the light.
If an image catches your fancy, please contact me, as all the photos are available for purchase as fine art prints.