I am passionate about photography. I love to create and share beautiful images of the natural environment in which I have chosen to live; this gives me great joy. Photography has changed my life in many ways but above all it has taught me to open my eyes and to truly see the natural world, big and small, all around me. There is beauty in everything and I want to share some of that beauty with others.
The main subject of my photography is the land around my Atlin home, my backyard, and the spectacular landscapes found right across northern Canada. There is nothing I like more than being outdoors, traveling upon the land and capturing images of its ever changing moods and characters; to tell the story of light and shadow upon the land and water, tell about the weather and the coming and going of the seasons. I want to record, not with words but with images, the conversation between the land and wind, snow, ice, rain and fire.
Creating Black & White (monochrome) images is what first brought me to photography and, after many years working almost exclusively in color, I have now come back to my first love. Working in Black & White allows for a lot of creative freedom, and the absence of color forces me to pay special attention to composition, patterns, shapes, texture, contrasts, and tonal range.
I don’t want to simply document the natural world. With each and every photograph I want to share my personal vision, and some of the emotions I felt at the time I made the image. I want to share a little bit of who I am, as an artist, with every image I create. To me an image should be as much about looking out at the world as it is about looking in at the photographer.
I don’t consider the photographic process to be complete until I have printed some of my images. I believe that it is only once an image has been printed that it comes truly alive. There is simply something magical about holding that tangible, and flawlessly crafted print in hand.
The Dreamt Forest. Solo exhibition. Arts Underground / Edge Gallery. Whitehorse, Yukon. Canada. August 3 to September 1, 2018.
On Our Way Home. One image in a group exhibition of new acquisitions from the Yukon Government Permanent Art Collection. Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. Whitehorse, Yukon. Canada. October 2017 to March 2018.
Ritual. Two images in a group exhibition of Yukon Art Society Member. Arts Underground. Whitehorse, Yukon. Canada. December 2017
Iceolation. Five images in a group exhibition at the Yellowknife Snow Castle. Yellowknife, NWT. Canada. March 2016
Double Vision. An exhibition together with painter Jackie Dowell-Irvine. Arts Underground / Focus Gallery. Whitehorse, Yukon. Canada. August 5-27, 2016
Colour Theory. Three images in a group exhibition of Yukon Art Society Members. Arts Underground. Whitehorse, Yukon. Canada. December 2016
LensWork. Seeing in Sixes 2018. “Shadows on the Snow” a six images project. www.lenswork.com
Smart Photography Magazine. July 2018 Issue. Seven page feature with an interview and fourteen monochrome images. www.smartphotography.in
Landscape Photography Magazine. January Issue #71. Magazine Cover Page. www.landscapephotographymagazine.com
Landscape Photography Magazine. December Issue # 82. In Galleria and in Black and White Vision. www.landscapephotographymagazine.com
Landscape Photography Magazine. April Issue #62. Wall of Fame
Landscape Photography Magazine. December Issue #70. Monochromatic Inspiration.
Landscape Photography Magazine. June Issue #52. Photo of the Month.
Yukon Government Permanent Art Collection. “Water Like Ink”, a monochrome image, was accepted into the collection in 2017.
Neutral Density Photography Awards – London/UK. Honorable Mention in Fine Art Landscape for “Moods of a Mountain”, a series of five monochrome images.
Monochrome International Black & White Photography Award – London/UK. Four Honorable Mentions in the Landscape category.