I live near Toronto, Canada. Originally from South Africa, I used to work in commercial film as a director, and as an advertising/ studio photographer before that. Collaborating with talented colleagues, I produced award winning work on a number of print and film projects (see below).
In recent years, after a lengthy hiatus from the world of commercial photography, brought on by health issues, I’ve pursued personal photography, bringing to bear on the work all of life’s experiences and influences – the books, the movies, the artists, the places, the people. Life changing events brought new priorities, perspectives and the development of a new ‘seeing’ to fruition. Making the images is a cathartic process; an engagement with the world and a seeing of the self. My commitment to a medium that provides this opportunity, hasn’t faltered.
My journey has allowed me to play in the fields of portraiture, still life, landscape, street and conceptual photography and I move freely and comfortably between genres. I look to future exploration driven by the same principle that has always guided me. A simple belief that if I photograph those things that touch my heart, I will in some way touch the hearts of those who view my work.
Awards and acknowledgements:
Art Souterrain (Montreal), Loerie, Bessie, Int’l Film & TV Festival NY. London Int’l Film Festival, Clio, The One Show, Cannes Marketing.
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, John B. Aird Gallery, Arta Gallery, O’Born Contemporary Gallery, Lilipoh Magazine, HOW magazine, Raw Vision Gallery, F-Stop magazine, Fotoritim magazine , Index-G Gallery, HouseLink Double-Exposure, Polaroid Group Exhibition, LensModern Gallery, Lenscratch, F-stop Magazine, Silvershotz magazine.
Not My Family Values – http://www.artphotoindex.com/api/exhibitions2/?view=10003&showtitle=1#2
A YouTube video was produced on my work by two film students – https://youtu.be/ZEuuc_YoPrk
And another by the local community cable channel – https://youtu.be/VgjU_SWayi4?t=8m8s