I’ve always appreciated a beautiful photo and admired those that know how to capture a moment. Back in the day, traveling with my point and shoot allowed me to share my trips and adventures with my friends and followers. Their positive feedback was always motivating when they complimented me for having an “eye” for photography. Believing that maybe I was talented in this area and wanting to explore my talent further, I decided to take it to the next level. In December 2010 I decided to make the jump from a pocket sized point and shoot to a full frame DSLR. Not having any formal training or proper direction, I would bring my camera every where I went so I could practice enough to learn what all the dials, settings and lenses could create. I was like the paparazzi, annoying my friends at dinner, birthday parties, nightclubs (I often got mistaken for the club photographer) and any social events where I had the opportunity to snap some shots of people in different environments. Over the years my photography has improved and my skills have developed to a point where I now know what I am most passionate about shooting and am refining my personal style. This hobby has changed so much in my life. I now travel for different reasons, researching new unique destinations where I will often plan an entire day around shooting the perfect shot. I was 35 when I started to take photographs. It is never too late to discover whatever hidden talent you may have waiting to be discovered.
Over the past 7 years I have had amazing opportunities to shoot some incredible locations that include; Kenya, India, Morocco, South Africa, Brazil, Nicaragua, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Honduras, Costa Rica, Australia and several other exotic countries. During my travels I do my best to visually document my travel experience capturing the culture, the landscape and the energy of the people in each destination. I am often told that my photos give people a very real sense of what you would expect from each location. Landscape and wildlife are always fun to shoot but my true passion is capturing a split second of someones life in a candid, natural moment. From the Playa in Burning Man to the markets in Jaipur, I always find my vantage point to observe, shoot and share real human moments.
In the Galleries below you will see a collection of my favourite photos that I have taken on my global travels. I truly hope that you see one (or a few) that touch, move and inspire you. I am very proud of these images and am truly happy to share them with you.
A few years ago when a friend suggested that I hold a photo exhibit to showcase my work, I initially laughed at the idea. Photography for me then was just a casual hobby, nothing to take too seriously. Then a few more friends suggested the same… I started to think about it more and more and finally asked myself what good are all these photos I’ve taken if they are only to get likes on Facebook and collect dust on my hard drive. The idea of selling my photos was never my intention. I am passionate about photography because it’s something I love to do that puts me in a zone far away from work, business, schedules, etc. The thought of taking photos to one day sell and monetize didn’t sit right with me until I thought of how I might be able to use my photography for a greater purpose.
In 2013 I held my first annual CAPTURE(D) photo exhibit featuring 24 of my best photos to date. Hundreds of friends attended and dozens of photos were sold with all proceeds donated to Artbound. Since then I have hosted several CAPTURE(D) exhibits in both Toronto and Vancouver and have raised and donated thousands of dollars and created greater exposure for Artbound and the initiatives that we take on.
I have to say that showing my art in a room full of friends and strangers has been one of the most exciting and terrifying experiences of my life. It has also been truly rewarding on so many levels. To walk around the gallery and hear people express which photo is their favourite and what it means to them is incredibly fulfilling. To know that many people out there have a moment of my life in their homes is something I am incredibly proud of.
Purchase – All of the images in these galleries are available for sale. They are available in 3 different size formats. The proceeds from the purchase of your photo will be donated to Artbound to help fund our next initiative.