I was born
and raised in the upper Ottawa Valley in the community of Deep
River. My parents taught my sister, my brothers and I, the beauty
of nature, the outdoors. We were encouraged to explore, enjoy
and always respect the natural wonders we found. Sunday afternoons
were spent wandering about in the forestry to our delight. So
much to see and explore!
My Father, an avid photographer all his life,
encouraged us to take pictures. We all had our own camera by the
time we were 10 years old. I’ve always had a camera or 2
or 3, and at various times in my life avidly shot outdoor images
of wild life and scenic views, at other times, just snapshots
of family and friends.
I enjoy being outside and seeing what nature
has to offer. In the winter I cross country ski and in summer
either walking the trails or paddle on the lakes and rivers found
nearby. It’s always a good way to spend the day.
My first career was in the television industry
where I worked in production, both of shows and of commercials.
I learned a lot about lighting and live camera movement. Producing
commercials taught me of how to make a fluid story in 30 seconds.
My second career is with computers and their
operation. When digital cameras became available I found I could
marry the two art forms, Photography and Computers. The images
I produce are captured with a digital camera and then touched
in the digital darkroom using some of the techniques used by traditional
film darkroom photographers.
Images are available in both framed prints and
as cards that may be mailed to friends and loved ones. The framed
images are printed with archival quality inks on acid free papers
and framed with acid free matte board. They will last much longer
than you or me.