Resting in the forest or on a mountain peak, or on the rocks by a deserted ocean with waves crashing around me is where you will find me, I found comfort there and found myself.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1968, and immigrating to Canada when I was a teenager, I have tried to capture the beauty of my surroundings and the vast wilderness’s of Canada through my camera. Having settled and making my home in the town of Castlegar, West Kootenay's, British Columbia, has given me a vastness of opportunities in this land of diverse cultures, endless mountains and forests. Through the years since I was a small child I have had a deep heartfelt connection with the wilderness and wildlife in their natural habitats, it is a strong spiritual connection that brings me endless peace and leaves me feeling balanced with the world and society. I was introduced to photography at a young age developing film and prints from about the age of 9 and my education in photographic arts and photojournalism progressed through Grammar School in Northern Ireland and College in Canada.
I am an advocate for mental health, wildlife conservation, habitat preservation and education.
What is the art of taking a photograph; having the curiosity to what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually without adding anything or taking anything from the photograph.
I learned that my Photography is a welcome base for helping others cope with personal pain. I founded the Non-Profit Organization called Canada Photographic Arts Society with proceeds forwarded to formal organizations, that help sexually assaulted children, troubled youth and disadvantaged women, such as the Little Warriors and Vancouver Police Foundations.
Member of The Royal Astronomical Society, Canadian Association of Journalists and Canada Photographic Arts Society