“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”
Above photo by L. Dahl
A treasured camera used by my father on a trip around the world as a young man, inspired me to learn the techniques of capturing images on film. I am also an explorer by nature, both at home in Dundas, Ontario and afar. I have had the opportunity to visit all seven continents with camera in hand. With every photograph, I try to capture the essence, or “somewhereness”, of each unique place and experience. It has been a pleasure to extend each adventure back at home in the darkroom. I work primarily with black and white photographs and have studied both traditional darkroom and digital photography at the Dundas Valley School of Art, Center 3 in Hamilton, and the International Center of Photography in New York City.
In sharing my photographs, I want to inspire others to discover and more fully interact with urban and natural places at home and afar.
I was born in St.Catharines and moved to Hamilton in 2001. I live in Dundas.
I print my photographs in different sizes. For Limited Edition prints I limit the number for each printed photograph size (not framed size); 40 small, 30 medium, 30 large for a total of 100 per Limited Edition photograph. Approximate sizes are specified as printed 8x10 or smaller (small), 16 x20 or smaller (medium) and greater than 16 x20 (large). Limited edition prints are not all printed at the same time. Each print in the edition will be signed and numbered on the back of the print and include a signed certificate of authenticity attached to the back of the frame. Limited Edition prints can be signed and numbers on the front upon request. The cost for a Limited Edition print will increase after the first 10prints are sold increasing by 10% for prints numbered 11-20, 20% for prints numbered 21-30 and 30% for prints numbered 31-40.