One of the most satisfying experiences in my life so far has been the privilege of sharing the thing that I love and that has sustained me for my whole life, photography. Teaching has been a two way experience for me as I found that as I shared my knowledge and experience, my students also gave back to me. The joy of knowing that I have helped others to achieve their dream has been very satisfying.
Seven years ago, I was given the opportunity to live on Gabriola Island, a jewel in the chain of islands that is 20 minutes from Nanaimo BC. During my stay there I have had a lot of time to think and explore and I have come to confirm that photography has been central to my philosophy. It gives me a way to relate with the world.
I moved to Victoria BC in August 2018 and am now restarting my career as a professional photographer. The focus of my work at present is portraiture and I can say without reservation that it also, is enormously satisfying.
My preferred approach to making portrait is based upon conversation. A session takes as long as it takes so I typically only book a single session in one day. I set the camera on a tripod, and do an initial setup, We then chat, occasionally shifting this way or that in a natural flow. You can see some of the results in my portraits section here.
I also offer directed portraits for use as profile pictures on the internet, These are important pictures as they represent the person and often determine whether the viewer engages with their content,
I feel honoured to be given the opportunity to do this work. I enjoy it immensely.
Finally, I also include samples from a number of projects that I have worked on and in some cases, am still working on, I hope you enjoy them,
Oh, by the way, there is a video behind the above picture. It is titled “The Story Behind the Picture.” I hope to do more of these over the next year. You can view the video by clicking on the picture above.
I am open for commissions of course and invite you to contact me here.