My first SLR camera was an old Yashica handed down to me from a relative. About 2 years later I purchased two Canon cameras, the Canon A2 and the Canon Elan in addition to a couple of lenses. My work in the field of research & evaluation involved a great deal of computer work thus with the advent of digital photography and the 'digital lightroom', I quickly sold my Canon film cameras and purchased my first DSLR camera which over the years has been replaced and updated many times in an attempt to keep pace with the rapidly evolving and exciting technology.
I have always been drawn to the beauty of our natural world and have been fortunate over the past many years to have visited five continents thus enabling me to capture the immense diversity of our planet with my camera. Through my photography I try to convey the essential beauty I find within, whether in the broad landscape or a select portion thereof. So many images we see today focus on the pain, suffering and negativity in our world so to counter this I try to emphasize the positive, the hopeful and the more inspiring aspects of our world.
In my abstract photography I attempt to simplify the complex nature of our surroundings and reveal the subtle patterns of nature?s design that so often elude us as we go about our busy lives.
My abstract imagery has forced me to pay more attention to detail and to try and create a sense of order from the often perceived chaos. I find exploring the relationship between abstraction and reality to be a very exciting & challenging aspect of my photography.
My involvement with photography over the years has been very satisfying and rewarding. I have been successful in competitions at the local, national and international levels. I am a past member of the Canadian Association of Photographic Art and am an active and participating member of the Photographic Society of America. On the local level I have been involved with a number of camera clubs over the years.