Welcome to the site
Running a commercial darkroom has considerable benefits for a photographer but the drawbacks are that whilst everyone else has been out, travelling the countryside, making use of good weather, I am stuck inside processing their work! This makes for some frustration at times and this site is proof to the world that I can still take photographs and a reminder to me to get out and take some more! I hope you enjoy the site.
Life's a journey, but how did I arrive here?
I went through school expecting to be a geologist but I doodled compulsively in science lessons, played the cello, sang in the choir, acted in plays and watched clouds make faces in the sky, so I scraped into university. A geography professor addressed the first year students saying that 70% of what we would learn would be found outside the academic life at university: that suited me fine, so I spent more time in theatre, learnt to rock climb and picked up my first camera.
Now I make photographs that need to be made and that draw on the strands of experience from my life and travel. I am often asked Why are you taking these shots? and I reply that I am compelled to: they are an itch that wont go away until I have put them on paper.
In the Canadian Rockies
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