Photographer, bass player and consumer of cheese sandwiches.
I love raucous punk gigs at night and the solitude and quiet of early mornings spent in the wilderness. Sometimes without even sleeping in between. Because I'm always on the go, I have become very skilled at napping in scenic locations and I could probably make a pot of coffee with just a tin can and a match if it I had to.
I love finding interesting compositions in difficult locations which is probably why I'm drawn to areas of photography that many others find too stressful or frustrating. I pride myself in being able to rise to challenges with a sense of humour and if something goes wrong I can laugh it off, knowing that it will probably make for a good story later on.
I play bass in a few punk bands. One of them needs a name still (accepting suggestions) the other is called Mr Happy and the Surgeon Generals (formerly The Rigormorticians). My experience on stage has helped me develop a keen understanding of crowds, strong opinions on live gig photographers and a new found appreciation for Canada's Food Guide. What that means for you is that I have become a courteous and intuitive live gig photographer, who will probably offer you some vitamins in the venue parking lot (or a beer).
I really like cheese sandwiches, especially the kind of cheese sandwiches that skip the bread. And butter. Okay, mostly I just really like cheese. If you're planning on paying me in cheese, I prefer Havarti, Edam, Camembert, Cheddar, Feta and Brie - one of each please and thank you.
Both my Father and my Grandfather are avid photographers so it's not surprising that I have had a camera in my hands for as long as I can remember. I was always the person in the group tasked with documenting the memories which means if there's something happening I get a bit twitchy without the click of the camera shutter ringing in my ear. From live music, to mountain sunrises and even the occasional wedding I'm most comfortable with my camera poised to capture moments in time. I could even capture yours, get in touch.
Preferred drink: Cheap Beer or Coffee depending on the time of day
Favourite colour: Blue
Current Favourite Author: Joe Simpson
Current Favourite Local Band: Burning Effigy
Current Grilled Cheese: Mayo, Roast Beef, Pickled Jalapenos and Copious Mozzarella