Photographer. Videographer. Traveler. Author.
I craft images and narratives.
My days are spent crafting images with a camera and a computer, telling stories with images and words, at home and abroad.
I have undertaken photographs and video in over two dozen countries and specialize in off-the-beaten-path assignments. Recent work includes contributions to EatDrinkTravel.com and Outpost travel magazine, with assignments varying from the humid Colombian Amazon rainforest to the ancient German heartland; photographing Syrian refugee stories for Al Jazeera news; videographer and editor on shoots of Top Chef Canada winner Dale McKay for Tre Stelle/Arla, Canadian Olympic hockey gold medal winners Becky Keller and Cheryl Pounder with Source for Sports, and large-scale Infrastructure Ontario projects; and the Colourist on forthcoming TV series Uprooted (Cooking Channel) and Researcher on TV series Over the Horizon (National Geographic). Additionally, I am the in-house videographer and editor for Echo Bay Media, serving a vast array of corporate and commercial clients throughout Canada and beyond.
As the Researcher for travel television shows Departures (OLN; NatGeo; Netflix) and Descending (OLN; Travel Channel), I spent years engaged in adventure travel. Needless to say I am at home with a camera navigating difficult situations.
Some things about me....
I spent a month photographing an exhibition for Amnesty International Thailand from the southern border to the northern mountain tribes.
The Prince of Ubud Bali dressed me in his clothes so that I could access and photograph a sacred religious ceremony; we then went clubbing until dawn.
I photographed Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kii on the election trail in northern Burma/Myanmar soon after release from decades of house arrest.
A burly Nicaraguan pulled me into a cockfighting ring to photograph his boisterous win.
I photographed in every Canadian province and the NWT for the Canadian Cancer Society, crafting photo-essays of heartening determination for awareness campaigns, informational brochures, and fundraising materials.
I have a PhD in Cultural History and authored two books.
My favourite film camera for personal projects is a 1958 Canon P Rangefinder I bought in Kyoto (many of the photographs on my Photo page were shot with film).
I tracked down local beer in every province and the Yukon.
And I think dogs are a superior creature.