I am a freelance photographer currently based in Toronto. Canada is my ninth country of residence, having lived in England, France, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, and the U.S.A.
My collections include images from Jerusalem; Alaska; the Badlands, South Dakota; Singapore; Malaysia; Canada (I have driven from Newfoundland to Alaska), and Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, on the Afghan border.
I find my titles in the poetry of Rilke, TS Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Samuel Beckett, Wilfred Owen, and WB Yeats. At times, I am influenced by my taste in music, which ranges from the plainsong of Hildegard von Bingen, to the heavy metal of Black Sabbath. And then there is jazz, of course!
When I am on location, I listen for the picture rather than look for it. Any digital alterations I make are consistent to what I used to do in the darkroom- it is harder to tell a lie in Art, than it is in real life. It was Pasternak who said “beauty is the joy of possessing form” and this harmony can be recognized in all things, animate and inanimate.