Way back in 1982 I picked up my first camera, a cool little
Nikon FG 35mm. Immediately found a spiritual passion for
Within a year I was in college studying photography and
darkroom technics. Quickly after that I found myself teaching
photography in continuing education programs for the board of
As far as being a commercial photographer, I really had no
interest in it, I just wanted to shoot whatever I found interesting.
I preferred the bizarre unexpected results when experimenting so
I loved to push the boundaries of the camera and film.
When digital came along I completely embraced it, studied
PhotoShop from PhotoShop v2.0. Then became the Digital Imaging
Production Manager for a large desktop publishing company which was great, but...
having a more than full time career didn't leave much time for my own
photography interests so I put it aside for many, many years
until recently when I semi-retired.
Now with a bit more time on my hands I picked up some new gear
and headed to the streets, simply love the rawness and
unexpected beauty of the people and things I find while
wondering the streets of the world.
Toronto being in my own backyard was the obvious first choice
to get out and shoot. It's a large vibrant city with many
wonderful opportunities for photography. I'm always inspired
by the subway and lighting underground, almost magical.
My wife, who is an award winning Photographer, and I travel as much as possible. In the past few
years I've been able to do some casual street photography in
some of the most interesting cities in the world which you can
see on World Streets pages.
I've embraced Street Photography late life, it has been
a blast, incredibly inspiring and a wonderful way to see the
world around you. Wish I started doing it decades earlier.
My best advice for anyone thinking about shooting Street...
1. Don't worry about what gear you have just get out there, shoot
as much as possible and enjoy your surroundings.
2. Instead of spending money on the latest gear spend your
money on traveling, the best way to free your heart and mind.
Oh yeah, I am also a musician — here's a couple of my projects.