Black & White Abstract Fine Art photography is my passion. I also enjoy Macro Photography, both things I’ve been able to indulge in a lot more now that the kids are almost all grown-up and doing their own thing. Living in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada, provides a variety of subjects to photograph outdoors, in natural light – my preference – in ever-changing seasons and all kinds of weather conditions.
I use Pentax equipment – I got into Pentax way back when I was a poor university student, because my Dad used Pentax and I wanted to borrow his lenses. That was over two decades ago, and I have not regretted that decision for one second.
My background is in news photography, but I got my start way before I landed my first newspaper job. I got my first camera when I was 16, and a friend of mine was into photography – he and his brother showed me the ropes of the darkroom and thus was born my love of black & white photography. I was already interested in it, but once I learned to develop my own film and photos, the way I wanted, I knew that was the way I wanted to go. My Dad had a Vivitar enlarger, which he didn’t use anymore, so I appropriated it. And after an Abstract Photography course I took while at university, I knew I’d found my niche.
However, in order to earn a living, I ended up in newspapers. Which allowed me to indulge my other passion, writing.
Despite the Coronavirus, I’ve been able to get out and indulge my passion – one of the many bonuses of living on a farm these days. Hope you enjoy my efforts.