Thank You.

It was typical summer day in suburban West Edmonton. I was bored, had a day off work, and was most likely capping off a marathon World of Warcraft session. So, I did something I hadn't done before; I took my parent's point-and-shoot camera, hiked my ass over to the local ravine and started taking pictures. 6 years later, that decision continues to have a profound impact on my life.

Photography is a passion that has waxed and waned over the last 6 years. There was a stretch where I didn't have a camera at all, another where I was too discouraged to continue and times where I've slowed down due to other interests. But, here I am writing this.

I can't explain why photography has stuck with me other than that I am drawn to people, I am an extremely visual person and I have a nagging creative drive. Over the years I've experimented with other forms of creativity, but nothing has felt as organic and fluid to me as photography. Learning to 'see' light and hitting the shutter at the right time are incredible feelings.

One of the earliest photographs on my Flickr account.

One of the earliest photographs on my Flickr account.

This website (and blog by extension) is an attempt to continue to grow as a creative. I've reached a point where I'm ready to exhibit my work, and I hope you're excited to see me progress too. You can expect to see regular updates on photoshoots, work for clients, personal writing and whatever else is on my mind. 

Finally, I'd like to thank the people who have encouraged me along the way. Doing something that hordes of other people try and do is existentially challenging. The friends, colleagues, family & loved ones that have pushed me to keep trying are a huge reason why this exists. Thank you.