From an early age photography has always been a passion of mine. The creative process was intriguing to me as well as the power to capture a moment in time. Photography was more than black and white, it was being able to see in colour. We have a responsibility in this world to record and expose the beauty as it is. Photography has evolved but will always remain pure in my heart. My journey began in South Africa and through the lens I saw a divided nation. Behind the glass Photojournalism was a vehicle to the struggle. Acquiring a National Diploma in Photography [Pretoria, South Africa ], a brighter future was seen in the viewfinder in Canada's uninterrupted beauty of a nation of Canada where I continue to be inspired to create.
Clarity is becoming a husband and father.
I am an Artist, I create because this is what I believe I am meant to do.
When I am creating I feel a sense of exhilaration and know that this is who I am.
The feeling of comfort and enthusiasm is what drives me to challenge my creativity.
The best part of what I do is defining a subject and portraying it to the best of my ability. I believe I have been given the gift of being able to see images and visualize the end result.
My eye is constantly searching for images looking for patterns, textures and how the light is effecting the subject. I visit the subject and admire and respect its beauty, then I dissect it, looking at every possible angle to portray it at its best.
I fall in love easily with my subjects and have a feeling of attachment and leave with a lonely feeling of detachment.
I don't always succeed but learn from my failures and my peers.
I am euphoric when I am photographing and the sense is heightened when find the right angle of the subject.
I have been creating for over 25 years and through time, my journey has led me to architectural photography and this genre of photography is where I feel at home.
I continue to challenge myself by shooting every day and putting myself out to the world and the constant challenge is what drives me.
I have so much to learn and its the journey that inspires me.