Storyteller. Artist. Photographer.

A picture can have a thousand words, but like any good story it needs a clear, concise, message that connects with its audience.

Storyteller. Artist. Photographer. Which comes first?

I got an e-mail from Judy. In part it read “It’s just a germinating idea right now but I would love to get some exceptional pictures… Maybe we could have coffee one day.”

We met, had coffee and talked. Judy had been looking at my website

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Feeling Appreciated

Feeling appreciated by your clients is one of the best assets of any business, particularly when what they are investing in is your creativity.

I received a notice through my web-site contact page that said something getting some portraits done. It was a little sketchy and vague on details. I responded trying to be polite and get more details. The details I got were something to the effect

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Are you afraid of cameras?

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Are you afraid of camera? They’re all around us, so why do we fear the street photographer that is preserving the way we live for future generations?

Will future generations know what the early twenty first century looked and what we did? I recently came across two articles that embraced the importance of street and documentary photography. The links for them follow.

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Is it any fun?

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“Is it any fun?” Words from one of my all time favourite movies: Mr. Holland’s Opus.

I had a relaxing, enlightening and thought provoking New Year’s Eve with my wife, Jan. She got out one of my all time favourite movies, Mr. Holland’s Opus and we watched it together. It’s more than just a relaxing movie to me. It’s about somebody

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Good Portraits & Your Legacy

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Legacy; does your portrait make the statement you want to be remembered by?

I learned a lesson; that good portraits are still important, so important that they may be your legacy.

Something happened this past week that reassured me that the need for “good” classical portraiture still exists and is appreciated. Unfortunately

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First seeing with your eyes

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Before you make a picture you must first see with your eyes.

I wanted to get out and create some images of the fall colours. There’s a spot that I have been watching for a few years now, telling myself I need to go for a hike through there with my camera. It’s an hour and a half drive away near Lake Erie

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Thanksgiving 2015

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Thanksgiving

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Fall Colour Portraits

Fall Colour Portraits should be an exciting adventure.

The leaves are changing and in a few weeks they will be down and the opportunity for a beautiful outdoor portrait of the people that mean the most to you will have slipped away. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can call me now: 519-624-8460

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Stories need to be told.

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We all have stories, and stories need to be told. I tell stories. I’m an artist, and I tell stories using photography.

I never met Kayla Baker. I wish I had. I recently realized that I did see her once. It was Canada Day July 1, 2012 and she was

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Mill Race Folk Festival

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The 2015 Mill Race Folk Festival – Another Success Story

The 2015 edition of the Mill Race Music Festival was another huge success.

It was a little different for me this year; I was a volunteer. I responded to a request looking for more helpers and was assigned a couple hours selling tickets in the beer garden

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