Photos of mountains, lakes, and waterfalls taken from the national and provincial parks of Western Canada. This particular gallery is rife with scenery that fits the archetypal postcard image and embodies the rugged outdoors lifestyle.View Gallery
Where the Rocky Mountains meet the Boreal Forest and where I call home. With its abundant wildlife and plantlife this is a place where all of us can connect with the natural world.View Gallery
Delapidated fences, barns, and fields are featured in this gallery. Themes of farming and agriculture are almost unavoidable when photographing the Alberta Prairies because of their effect on the landscape.View Gallery
One of my favorite areas to shoot because it feels otherworldly. The Alberta Badlands are filled with desert scenery, venemous creatures, and dinosaur bones.View Gallery
The Pacific Northwest is home to incredible scenery like rolling hills, prehistoric coastal forests, and the continuation of the Rocky Mountains. Many of the photographers that inspire me live in this area.View Gallery
Ask a random person how they feel about nature and they'd probably tell you it's an enchanting wonder and awesome in that big bang exploding outward in universally cosmic proportions sort of way. Nature itself isn't inherently artistic though so what differentiates a tourist photo from a creative work?
For me it's about conveying my experience with colour, light, or some consciousness that I felt while being outdoors. The inspiration comes when a scene catches my eye. I have to figure out what qualities make the scene significant. The fact that there is a pebble or twig in the viewfinder becomes secondary to the qualities that give the image purpose and meaning.
There is a bit of a formula too. Lighting is always going to be best around sunrise and sunset so I shoot almost exclusively during that time. Weather is also important so I'm constantly aware of the forecast. These parts of the equation control what I'm going to photograph and how.
Some photographers believe that you shouldn't alter a picture after it's been taken; for me its all about expressing the creative, sensory and emotional experiences that motivated me to take the photo in the first place. Sometimes this involves blending multiple exposures or tweaking colours in Photoshop.
Explore the galleries to get a sense of my style and feel free to email if you have any questions, comments, or would like me to view your work. I always enjoy checking out other photos.