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photos

Whether pushing through chest high west coast salal, swarmed by clouds of mosquitoes on the high arctic tundra, or 30' under on a single breath, it's all in an effort to bring awareness to the countless disappearing species and fragile ecosystems facing destruction. Here's a handful of photographs that best reflect my work over the past few years. From spawning sockeye salmon, to breaching humpback whales, or not so small endangered salamanders, my photography is driven by those outside the charismatic spotlight.

videos

My footage has been seen around the world and has been aired on major news networks, from CBC and Global in Canada, ABC and NBC in the United States, SF Television in Switzerland, and Fance5. I've used numerous camera platforms over the years, everything from the big Sony F900, Panasonic HPX500, and Canon C300. The small collection of videos here represent my work from 2011 to 2013 with the Vancouver Aquarium as their videographer and editor.

about

The rugged west coast of British Columbia is a hostile environment, typically blanketed in dark clouds, endless rain, and huge crashing surf. However, every now and then the clouds part, the winds calm, and like a spot light the sun's rays casts down, revealing some of the most amazing animals who thrive along the west coast. It's these animals and the fragile ecosystem that we share with them, that I try to highlight through unique imagery. The impact we're having on this shared environment has meant some species are disappearing at an alarming rate. To capture them on camera and share their story is my effort to bring awareness to the countless species that are being pushed aside.

 

I'm frequently asked where I went to school or who taught me? It's often said the best way to learn a new language is by immersing yourself in it and I attribute what photography knowledge I've gain to serious immersion. Pickup a camera and photograph something. If the results aren't as desired, try again until you've captured what you want - in the way you want - and most importantly learn from how you've succeeded. Don't be picky in what you use - the physics of collecting light is the same for every camera. If you can't afford the latest and great, don't worry about it. Be creative and improvise - it's what results in unique photos.

 

I've been on two excursions to Canada's Arctic, Australia, and countless remote locations along Canada's west coast. I've crawled through the scat of a hundred sea lions, I've had froze bite blacken my nose and numb my fingers for weeks, I've been swept of rocks into the ocean - all in the pursuit of capturing imagery and telling the stories that need to be told.

 

Every photographer has their specialty - mine happens to be getting to remote locations and capturing what's needed no matter the conditions. That said I've done my share of event and wedding photography, dabbled with corporate portraits, documented remote research work, and even set down a few pairs of shades for the odd product shot. If you need something photographed let know what you're envisioning and I will make it happen. I'm based in Saskatoon, Canada but will jump at any opportunity to get out and about.

There are occasions when a photograph alone cannot convey every detail of an event, cannot express the effort required, cannot communicate the thought. For these instances words help tell the story. My blog is a collection of stories detailing adventures and expeditions, flora and fauna, and all things interesting encountered along the way. My blog can be view here.

contact

Comment, question, just want to say hi? I'm all for sharing and helping others develop, if there's something here you've seen and would like to know how it was done - just ask. No body is perfect, if you think something here that could be done differently or improved upon - tell me.

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