Thank you for your interest in my photography !! I am a landscape and lifestyle photographer living in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada.
I purchased my first camera while working as a guide on the world-famous Milford Track in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand in 1985. As a professional ski patroller, I worked at ski resorts in Tongariro National Park, Banff National Park and the North Shore Mountains near Vancouver, BC. I currently live at Panorama Mountain Resort in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia.
For me, photography is about storytelling. The daily experience of beautiful, inspirational and compelling mountain landscapes is a privilege that has called me to capture and share the story that I see and also how I feel in these wild beautiful places. Photography helps me put aside distractions and be present in the place and the moment. I tend to see more with a camera in hand and often the best shot I get is quite different than the one I set out to achieve.
My purpose on this website is to share what I see and the images I capture. I hope you enjoy them and I would be honoured if you choose to make a purchase. Thank you for taking time to browse. Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated.
"The camera makes you forget you're there. It's not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much." ~ Annie Leibovitz
The Koru Symbol
The Koru symbol appears in my photography logo and watermark. The Koru belongs to Maori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa / New Zealand and is widely used throughout New Zealand. It is inspired by the fern frond unfurling as it grows.
It represents peace, tranquility, personal growth, positive change and awakening. It is associated with new life and harmony. The circular shape of the Koru conveys the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin. The circular symbol also reminds me of light entering a camera lens, the very essence of photography.
I believe that indigenous peoples and cultures are the heart and soul of human interaction with the land and the environment. In addition to its cultural and personal symbolism the Koru reminds me of the spirit of the land and how that spirit is expressed by indigenous peoples in both New Zealand and Canada. They are the traditional protectors and strong advocates for the land and the environment and they express their unique relationship with the land through their cultures and spirituality.
I cannot fully appreciate and respect the landscape I photograph without honouring with gratitude those who have lived upon it for centuries and even millennia. Kia Kaha!