I am an Ottawa based photographer concentrating in the areas of underwater and contemplative photography. With my best dive buddy and wife Joanne, we have been privileged to circumnavigate the world to enjoy the underwater wonders of many places including Mexico, Honduras, Florida, Bonaire, Hawaii, Indonesia, the Philippines, Turks and Caicos and the Maldives.
The impact of the underwater world on my photography was immense. I stopped taking pictures and started making images. That lead to more focused training in print making with master print maker Jim Lamont and specialized training with renowned underwater photographer Stephen Frink.
I try to approach photography in a contemplative manner. This is a method for seeing and photographing the world in fresh ways to reveal beauty that is normally hidden from view. There truly is no better place to practice this than underwater where we are foreigners. We must learn to move slowly to take in the surroundings. We must learn to see with a different perspective because we are strangers in a strange world.
I have now taken the contemplative photography approach to my work out of the water too. The images I make are not focused on specific subjects or a specific genre, but are meant to provide a different perception of the world.