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 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...

Toronto Street Photography Part Two – Rain

I have just returned home from a ten day trip to Europe, where I taught a street photography workshop and spent some time on personal photography.  I have a lot to share from that trip but, for now,  here is a quick post with...

Toronto Street Photography Part One – Sunshine

In July I spent a week in Toronto on business:  a 3 day street photography workshop, a photowalk with my friends at Fujifilm Canada, meetings, and a day of private instruction with a student.  It was a whirlwind trip, to say the least. When I...

Take Your Time Seeing

When interacting with my students or even experienced photographers who are new to the genre of street photography, they often tell me about their frustration in finding out how to begin. There are several issues such as lack of concentration, inability to find a good...

Amsterdam Street Photography Workshop

My next trip to Europe is coming up and I have time to run a one day street photography workshop in Amsterdam, one of my favourite cities in the world, on Saturday, September 23rd.  All information about this workshop, including registration, can be found on...

The Wall

Photography can be a fickle thing at times:  some projects involve countless hours of planning, execution, blood and sweat, while others seem to materialize out of nowhere and come together quickly. I was recently in Toronto for a week of work that included a 3...

The importance of reflection and editing your work

Recently my friends at Fujifilm Canada asked me to put together a collection of images for a small gallery showing.  It was an honour to be asked of course, but it also served as an opportunity to review my work… something that all artists...