The Country.

This is a slightly selfish post on my part mainly to warm up! Being the end of January and living in Montreal makes it slightly cooler than the hills of Virginia mid August!

These photographs were all taken while on a great mountain biking trip through the Shenandoah trail network. There really is beauty all around us, we just need to pay attention and take it in. Read more

The Inside.

I was recently in Miami for a quick recharge at 1 Hotel South Beach. The hotel was full of natural woods, bright light and comfortable seating. Photographing and appreciating the details of this interior space was very rewarding. It opened me up to a whole new style of photography and pushed me out of my normal element. There are potential photographs all around us, you just have to look! Read more

The Inspiring Vienna.

There is a very special feeling and mood when walking the streets of Vienna. You can feel the history of the city, the great artists that spent their life creating world-renowned work within the white walls of these beautiful buildings. As an artist walking the streets, admiring the legendary pieces of art in the museums and taking in new sights and sounds it is a truly inspiring experience. Read more

Big Sur Coastline.

Breathtaking would be the word to describe this coastline. Each and every turn brings another unique view of the gorgeous coastline. I was fortunate to travel this road a few times. This allowed me to select a few key vantage points along the road and also time a shoot during a sunset. As you all know, light is everything!

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Walking the Streets.

Walking the streets is one of my favourite things to do in a city. I’m always amazed at what you see and what you can photograph. You can really get a good pulse of a city by taking in the details from the streets.

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Amsterdam.

What a wonderful city! Full of life, energy and endless opportunties to explore.  The cover photo for this post (man holding the tree on his bike) really sums up my experience walking the streets. Bikes absolutely everywhere and people using their bikes for absolutely everything! Each crossing of a street felt like it could be my last if I wasn’t super observent.  Read more

#Hashtaging NYC.

I always love jumping into the energy that NYC has to offer. I had a great long weekend in Manhattan primarily exploring the Soho and TriBeca neighbourhoods. The trip or locations I visited were all primarily found on Instagram via hashtags. It’s amazing how much information you can find following the web of hashtags and when doing this with Instagram you have the added benefit of seeing the location.

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The Winter Effect Part II

I think anyone living in Canada at this point is having a “lovely” experience with winter. This year in particular seems quite intense, very cold and what seems like, an endless amount of snow.

As a photographer, it’s always a challenge to stay motivated to go outside and shoot in these types of conditions. There is an added layer of complexity with clothing and camera gear, BUT that should not stop you! As my good friend and teacher Linda Rutenberg always says, “dress appropriately”. She definitely has the merit to be giving advice on this topic given her most recent project up in the Gaspé Peninsula. She has recently put together an incredible body of work titled The Gaspé Peninsula: Land on the Edge of Time. Read more

The Winter Effect.

I am always amazed at how the winter can change the mood of a place. There is definitely something different but whether this is good or bad really depends on your own personal preference.

I prefer the summer but there is something to say about the somber effect of the winter and snow. How the snow silences the sounds and the wind blowing through the naked tree branches really creates a different mood from the summer months. Read more

Tokyo.

I would describe Tokyo in one word. AMAZING! I’ve never been to such a clean and orderly city with such kind and respectful people. It was truly a remarkable experience. It was a quick trip and I only had a bit of time before my flight back home but I quickly downloaded the metro app and started to explore! Read more