Just a guy in a city with a (film) camera. Also, I like hats.
I am a self-trained photographer and urban planner in Toronto, Canada. With a background in urban design, I look for patterns, lines, and forms that give structure to urban environments. My career revolves around the built environment; contributing to the ever expanding development of cities. By day, my life revolves around the creation of those spaces I may ultimately revisit long after they've outlasted their intended purpose.
I have exhibited in Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario Rental + Sales Gallery, galleryDK, Gallery West, art101, Pearson International Airport, Hangman Gallery, and others. I have also exhibited at the Department of Canadian Heritage, and in several office galleries.
In the fall of 2008 I switched to medium and large format film only for my photography. In addition to greatly loving the feel and deliberative process of shooting film, the resulting negatives allow for high resolution scans that greatly exceed the capacity of current digital technologies. I do all of my own post processing, with the exception of high-resolution drum scans (when utilized). At present, my prints are usually Chromagenic prints done through Toronto Image Works. All of my framing is custom and done by The Framing Depot.
I am a founding member of the DK Photo Group, and a co-owner of galleryDK. My photos are included in several corporate and private collections in North America and are available through the Art Gallery of Ontario Rental and Sales Gallery.
I'm an occasional guest on a couple photography podcasts, Photonetcast and Tips from the Top Floor.
I am part of a large community of fellow architectural explorers, many of whom I consider friends and colleagues. I value their artistic and other contributions, and could not do what I do as effectively if it were not for their efforts.