"Seeing, in the finest and broadest sense, means using your senses, your intellect, and your emotions. It means encountering your subject matter with your whole being. It means looking beyond the label of things and discovering the remarkable world around you."
- Freeman Patterson in Photography and the Art of Seeing
Originally hailing from where the Highlands meet the Headwaters in Central Ontario, I’ve always felt that I’ve had a foot on both sides of the fence so to speak. I grew up immersed in the outdoors whether it was tapping maple trees, bottle-feeding wayward calves, or fishing in the creek.
I’ve always been interested in photography for it’s special connection to Light, Time and Chance. That’s proven useful for the better part of the past five years as I’ve skipped back and forth across Canada to do some terribly interesting work in some truly fantastic places.
Both after completing my BSc with Honours at Queen’s University and later my GCert in Ecosystem Restoration from the Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, I took to the road and headed to the West. After a few cross-country switchbacks of a sort I ended up parachuting into the Prairies where I began my MSc with the Vanderwel Lab at the University of Regina. There, I am using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to produce 3D models of forests in the Cypress Hills, and I am also President of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Wildlife Society.