I create emotional and authentic images that are a result of my experiences. If I have an emotional connection to an image than I consider that artwork. When I get commissioned to create something that's what I'm trying to achieve for my client.
I was born in 1967 and raised in Canada. Being Canadian automatically makes be super nice and very apologetic, even when I don’t need to be. I’ve been a full time firefighter and paramedic for 15 years and that’s where I get all my motivation for my emergency services artwork. I have a real passion for raising mental health and PTSD awareness for my profession. You can’t do this job and not get a little crazy.
In my previous career I was an English teacher. This gave me the opportunity to travel the world and live in many countries. While living in Japan I even played in a Japanese blues band, one of the strangest experiences I’ve had. Living in other countries really shaped my personality and perspective on the world, travel continues to be my biggest teacher.
I first picked up a ‘real’ camera about 5 years ago. I love the technical side of photography, it appeals to my geeky side. I also love the artistic side of photography; it’s great for my left and right sides of my brain. I continue to travel, learn about photography and work full time as a firefighter/paramedic. I’m truly humbled by all the attention my work has received and I’m sure I’ll keep creating until I’m old and cranky.
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