Photographer and videographer. Documentary and corporate storyteller.
I craft images and narratives.
As a photographer, videographer, photo/video editor and travel writer, I spend my days crafting images with a camera and a computer, telling stories with images and words, at home and abroad. Recently I have been photographing Syrian refugee stories for Al Jazeera news, being the Colourist on an upcoming France-based TV series on the Cooking Channel, and shooting video 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 public service projects (from hospitals and court houses to the PanAm Games).
I have crafted photographs and video in over two dozen countries and specialize in off-the-beaten-path assignments. I am a contributor to EatDrinkTravel.com and Outpost travel magazine, with assignments varying from the humid Colombian Amazon rainforest to the ancient German heartland. 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.
Clients/shoots include Source for Sports, Canadian Cancer Society, Bridgepoint Hospital, Ron Joyce Children's Heath Centre, Quinte Courthouse, Picton Solar Farm, West Donlands/PanAm Athletes Village, Casey House, Sheridan College (Mississauga Campus), St. Joseph Mental Health Care London, Sunny Shores Solar Farm Picton, Echo Bay Media, Descending Entertainment, Foto Source, the Granite Club, SteelForme, Eikonic Design, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Gentek Building Products, Vintage Hardwood, Pearson Dunn Insurance, Nissan and Infiniti, and OK&D Marketing, among others.
And, finally, some misc. 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 have a PhD in Cultural History and authored two books. I tracked down local beer in every province and the Yukon. I have dual Canadian and Irish citizenships. Coincidentally, I happen to love beer and potatoes. And I think dogs are a superior creature.