Documentary Storytelling. Lifestyle and Corporate.
I have photographed princes and paupers, whirlwind brides and the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize.
A skill set refined through adventure travel in over two dozen countries, stacks of weddings, magazines, and corporate campaigns.
Photography and Videography both available for discerning clients seeking authentic documentary and commercial quality.
How do I fill my days? With documentary storytelling at home and abroad. In terms of travel these days, I am a contributor to EatDrinkTravel.com and Outpost travel magazine, with assignments varying from the humid Colombian Amazon rainforest to snowy mountain climbing in wintertime Northern Ontario. Content includes realtime tweets, article dispatches, and photographs to generate social media buzz, backed by articles, photos and video content for publication.
Further, as the Researcher for travel television shows Departures (OLN; NatGeo; Netflix) and Descending (OLN; Travel Channel), I spent years engaged in off-the-beaten-path travel, and still collaborate with the producers (although I'm behind the camera these days) on corporate and commercial shoots.
My commercial shooting specializes in on-location documentary profiles and corporate projects. For example, I spent the summer of 2014 visiting every province and the NWT for the Canadian Cancer Society, undertaking photo-essays of heartening determination for awareness campaigns, informational brochures, and fundraising materials.
Finally, I make my services together as a rare 'documentary photographer of the wedding day', bringing my unique documentary skill set, refined around the world, to the wedding day story. My style is shaped by classic Time and Life magazine storytelling. I am honoured to be Eaton Chelsea hotel's -- the largest hotel in Toronto -- exclusively preferred wedding photographer. http://chelsea.eatonhotels.com
Me: The man behind the camera.
- I bring a worldview to the small moments. And the storytelling between those moments.
- My favourite film camera for personal projects is a 1958 Canon P Rangefinder I bought in Kyoto.
- I have a PhD in Cultural History and authored two books.
- I hunted down local beer in every province and the Yukon (the NWT didn't yet have a local brewery when I was there).
- I shot a photographic exhibition that toured Thailand and raised socio-political awareness.
- The Prince of Ubud dressed me in his clothes for a ceremony. Then we went clubbing until dawn.
- I have dual Canadian and Irish citizenships. That might explain my affinity for beer and potatoes.
- I think dogs are a superior creature.