Algonquin college has been a large part of my life, as both a student and Professor. For the past 5 years I have been teaching at the college. Previously have owned and operated a multi media company and worked as a photographer for prominent studios in town.
Before I ventured into photography as a career, I focused on exporting all aspects of photography. With a keen sense of curiosity I branched out to video as well . I also have experience in multimedia and web design.
I currently have achieved a Diploma of Photography from Algonquin College. More recently I hold a degree from The University of Hertfordshire specializing in Photography.
I have a passion for all things technical from taking things apart to designing more automated workflows. The art and craft of image making is also a passion of mine manifesting in work experience and my own projects. Currently I teach Digital Imaging / Camera & Lightning. I am always looking to push more interesting and innovative content.
As an avid traveler, I continually seek out new places with a focus on architecture.
As we become more "connected" in the digital world we seemed to have lost a willingness to reach out and connect to other in the physical world. This series is an observation of this phenomena, but one must remember that a photograph is not always truthful. It is a recording of a split second in time and the photographer's choice of framing, composition and lens choice are intentional to enhance the narrative. This is the beauty and the power of photography, the ability to visually communicate an idea, prove a point or manipulate the viewer.
Lens 70-200mm mostly shot at 200mm to compress the space, also allows me to photograph a subject without them noticing. Shallow depth of field is used to further isolate the main subjects. Compositionally the rule of thirds used to further reinfore main subject and provide spacial organization. All images are horizontal and cropped to a 16x9 aspect ratio to give images a cinematic look.
Influences: Robert Frank and Philip-Lorca diCorcia