What Lies Behind : Photographic Insights – Volume Four

Camera INFO:  Fujifilm X100F | f/8 | 1/600th | ISO 200 Let’s talk for a minute about being prepared, both mentally and physically, when we are out shooting on the streets. My approach to street photography is usually more methodical than reactive, working to build an image...

Les Rues De Paris | The Streets of Paris – Part Three

 “Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud I have just returned from a week spent shooting in San Francisco, a trip that filled my cup with new photos to share and new stories to tell.  It was a week,...

Les Rues De Paris | The Streets of Paris – Part Two

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt “Street photography is capturing the beauty...

Les Rues de Paris | The Streets of Paris – Part One

I’ve been fortunate to photograph Paris on many different occasions, most recently this past July when I was there to teach a workshop.  Paris is a city full of iconic landmarks of course, like the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame, but the truth is that I...

What Lies Behind : Photographic Insights – Volume One

Camera information:  Fujifilm X100F | f/8 | 1/640th | ISO 200 I recently re-read one of my favourite photography quotes from Ansel Adams: “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it” This statement is absolutely true.  To quote David Hobby, we should...

2018 Street Photography Workshops

I am pleased to announce new dates in 2018 for my 20 hour street photography workshop! My goal with these 2.5 day workshops is to help you find your own vision as a street photographer,  to enhance your creativity and to give you the...

96 Hours in Paris – Part Four

A few years ago my PTSD raised its ugly head, a hidden scar from years of working as a paramedic that plunged me into darkness.  The long process of healing, of becoming whole again, taught me a lot about mindfulness and purpose.  It led me...

96 Hours in Paris – Part Three

Over two million people live in Paris, a number that swells past twelve million when you include the surrounding areas.  Streets and alleyways are impassible at times, people twisting and turning to fight their way through crowds as they go about their business. Paris, somehow,...

96 Hours in Paris – Part Two

“That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.” – Marion Cotillard It is hard to put into words why I love this city so much.  Paris is many things;  beautiful at...

96 Hours in Paris – Part One

I am consumed by the city.  This isn’t my first trip here, nor will it be my last, but the magic, the wonderment, it never goes away.  My mind takes in the people, the sounds, the smells, the architecture, the beauty that lays at...