Toronto, ON, Canada
A trained graphic artist and photographer I worked for fifteen years producing special effects for film television and display - not young this was generally pre CGI. In the last five years I have focused on my fine art photography career. For the past four years I have been involved in a long term project TRADING PLACES. Travelling aboard Canadian domestic lake freighters following the movement of three primary commodities; WHEAT - the bread we eat ORE the cars we drive GYPSUM the walls that define the rooms in which we live.
Growing up in a family with strong political and social values, I was surrounded by art and handmade objects from an early age. My father was a great influence in my early years and I have always had an interest in construction and industry. We were often seen together watching the long line of trucks deliver the soybeans to the now-defunct Victory Soya Mills on the Toronto waterfront in the fall. Family vacations inevitably included tours of car manufacturing plants, pulp and paper mills, match factories, greenhouses, welding companies, and furniture finishers.