I was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada in February of 1968. I grew up in Northern
Ontario, living outside the town of
Cartier, and later in the town of Levack. Cartier
is a railway town, and we lived about a mile outside of town on my Grandfather's
property. Levack is a mining town where my father was a teacher and librarian
at the public school.
I graduated from Queen's University at Kingston Ontario in 1992 with a degree in
I am currently employed with MTS Allstream
(formerly known as AT&T Canada, formerly known as Unitel, formerly known as
CNCP Telecommunications) in Toronto where I am a Senior Engineer in the Voice
Services and Technology group.
I have been working on my photography since 1994 when I bought a used Minolta 35mm
camera at Alt Camera in Toronto. A great store for used equipment which regretfully
is no longer in business. For a while the majority of my pictures were taken with a
Canon G1 digital camera, but both of my $119 Canon batteries died, so I returned
to film. For a while I was shooting a lot of black & white 35mm
and large format. For the large format shooting I have been lugging my
4x5 monorail camera around. In late 2004 I bought
a Minolta 7D digital camera, and used it and a Sony DSC-33 compact digital
camera to do a photo of the day from 2004 to 2007.
A few years ago I played around with medium format using a Yashica TLR
which I bought at a pawn shop in Toronto. Using that camera got me started in
developing my own B&W film, which has been a pleasant experience.
As far as the web goes, since March 2007 I have been posting my work on Flickr
instead of this website. While maintaining a website was enjoyable, the ease of use and the excellent interface
on Flickr has drawn me to Web 2.0. The slide shows
in Flickr work so well, I find my own web interface ugly and combersome in comparison.
If you want to contact me you can send mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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