My Photos

Presqu'ile Lighthouse at night along the shore ice

One of the best compliments I received was overhearing a customer state that a photo “just spoke to him”. He couldn’t find the specific words to describe what he felt but he did feel a connection. This describes exactly what it is I try to do, to create an image that is the means to that end and not the end itself.

When I craft an image, I’m guided by feelings such as beauty, amazement, wonder, and peacefulness. The final image needs to elicit these. Shocking, disturbing, depressing, anger, alarm, wtf . . . these are thoughts and feelings I avoid in my work. I really hope the viewer can chill and just enjoy the image. No thoughts, just peace.

As a night hawk and somewhat of a loner, I explore the visual space often when the day becomes night and in places that provide solitude. I selectively use two languages to visually describe scenes; colour and black & white. Most often (but not always), the “language” I use is predetermined whether for nightscapes, waterscapes, landscapes, trees and flowers, or the built environment. And within each language, I’m not usually subtle; I have a bias towards contrast and strong colours.

For most people, digital photography isn’t a tactile experience. For me, however, it is. Yes, posting images on social media can give me a rush but the big—no huge—kick is printing and framing the image. I have a very high quality printer, I use wonderful archival quality inks and papers, scratch build many of the large frames, and mat the image myself. In all, this is a very tactile experience for me, something I feel compelled to share.

My Most Recent Gallery

Quetico PP Night Sky Poster
Quetico Provincial Park



Wild Bergamot in Green
Flowers and Things
Forest Glare
Belleville Night Tour - LED coloured bridge
Belleville Night Tour - Colour or B&W?
Upstream from the Gazebo
Close to Home
Lago de Chapala from the Mirador
San Antonio in Black & White
Hamilton Harbour at Night
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