Welcome to AWE&thenSOME. This is where I blog about all things photographic, with links and information for the photographer lover everywhere. I blog about imagery, technique, equipment and travel.
If you’re interested in learning more about photography, please have a look at my training vehicles: meetups, private lessons, & mentor sessions for something appropriate for you. In 2011 I began a unique touring concept called Toronto For Photographers, where I teach photography while touring the city I love.
I’m a graduate of Ryerson’s prestigious Film & Photography program, and hold a degree from the University of Alberta in Literature and Drama. I’m an alumnus of George Brown College (Digital Publishing) and the Canadian Film Centre’s Interactive Arts & Entertainment Program.
I’m a professor at the Toronto Film School, and previously taught and lectured at CBC Training, Hart House and the Canadian Film Centre. I am as avid a trainer and mentor as I am a photographer, writer & editor.
My career in photography began in 1974, with work on landscapes urban and natural. My multi-plane images of urban life (taken in a single shot, rather than layered in post) capture a world between my dreams and reality, where symbolic characters dangle in limbo in the spaces we all inhabit. My work has been praised and inspired by such seminal artists as André Kertesz and Michael Snow, and I’ve also been featured in Canadian Photography Online.
My nature photography, much of it re-imagined through camera movement, describes the world as a place of chaotic wonder. In these landscapes, whether urban or natural, I tread the line between capturing dreams and documenting reality.
Lately I’ve been having fun with the story and constructed imagery of the “Banana Migration”, captured by scanner and camera, and layered in Photoshop. See those strange visions on free the banana’s flickr stream here.
I also post my latest photos monthly in a little gallery I call “Fresh Baked”
I’ve exhibited more that 25 times at 18 venues, most of them between 2006 and today, and I’m represented in the Toronto area by PI Creative Arts, and in the Miami area by Cancio Contemporary.
My work is collected by several corporations, galleries and international institutions such as The Judith Tatar Gallery, Royal Bank of Canada, The Federal Court, Lipson & Doran Group, Bell Canada, RZN & Associates, Ocean To Ocean Seafood, Bar Ilan University, Evolve Chiropractic, CCI Entertainment, Inner City Films, Gallery MP, The City of Toronto Archives, and Evelyn Aimis Fine Art.
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