Exploring Prince Edward Island, Canada

Exploring Prince Edward Island, Canada

       I have loved traveling for as long as I can remember.  Rides as a youngster on the back of my Dad’s motorcycle (which I’m told was my first word - said in 3 syllables instead of 4 - mo-cycle), the smell of unspent fuel from the carbs with the choke pulled, mixing with the smell of the exhaust before we took off.  Our sense of smell holds the strongest memories and that smell was precursor to something I will love and cherish for the rest of my life, freedom on two wheels.  The warm summer winds would blast in and under my slightly oversized helmet as we twisted and turned through the hills of Northumberland County.  I also loved adventures and camping in the Kawartha and Muskoka regions of Ontario with my family.  And oh how my heart skipped a beat and filled with dreams for the multi-day-long road trips my Mom and Step-Dad would take me and my sisters on to Florida as kids.  All the while I did my best to capture what I thought were interesting and awesome people, places, and things on a camera.  In most cases, as a kid, and almost entirely on film, the pictures weren’t so good.  I’ve since dedicated myself to mastering light (the last 5 years or so), and I’ve definitely made some improvements since the early days of my photography experience.  I’ve now also traveled quite a bit on my own and with my wife, Natalie, which I am forever grateful for.  All of these experiences, meeting people, appreciating cultures, falling in love over and over again with mother nature and her many glorious wonders; they’ve all inspired me to continue to work hard at the things I love, improve as a human being, strive for integrity and truth, and do so with as much passion as I possibly can.  This is my life.  It’s a good one.  And some day, I hope to meet you.