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Welcome to my Photo Website
I developed a love for photography at a young age when I first used my Dad’s Rolleicord twin-lens reflex camera to
take photos of train sets and plastic models. I bought my first single-lens reflex camera, a Pentax, as a teenager and
my favourite subjects were my friends and landscapes. It was mostly B&W photography in those days and I was taught
by my uncle how to develop film and prints in the darkroom. Watching a print develop was a magical experience.
As a photographer, I have a very simple philosophy - I try to create beautiful and interesting images. Ideally, my
images should be iconic without being clichéd. My usual output medium is my website, but I also prepare and sell
framed prints and jpegs.
My website presents a rather wide variety of photographic subjects and styles. A friend once advised me to find a
specialty and stick with it. This was perhaps a good suggestion, but I thought it would be very limiting. So, I explore
many subjects, including landscapes, flowers, nature, people, architecture, abstracts, birds, and macro photography.
I attempt to look at a subject with a view to capturing its essence, trying to eliminate the extraneous. I am drawn to
scenes and objects by the presence of lines and shapes, shadows, reflections, contrast, colour and simplicity. I like
colour but I really like black & white.
The introduction of digital cameras and Photoshop opened up new possibilities for creativity. I consider much of my
latest work, which entails a fair degree of computer manipulation, to be "photo art.”
I derive my inspiration from two main sources. For the most part I find that walking around with my camera will usually
result in something good - my surroundings are full of latent images just waiting to be captured. If I need outside
inspiration I will go to an art gallery and view the masters. I owe a debt of thanks to my father, who possessed the
photographic eye, and my uncle, who first introduced me to the magical darkroom.
I sell photo files (jpegs) and prints. If there are any photos in the website that you would like to buy, please contact
me. Typically, jpeg files for desktop wallpaper are $5, and jpeg files for big prints are $25. I also print and frame
photos to your requirements; posters, matted and framed prints, canvas prints, aluminum prints, and prints on wood.
There are a few ways you can describe the image: (a) Send me a screen grab of the image, or (b) Send me a link to
the page and a description of the image, or (c) Send me the file name of the .jpg (right-click on the image to see its
I'll get back to you right away to discuss size, format (framed, matted, digital) and price. Prices are negotiable based
on your intended usage.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada