Are you ready for the best photo of you, ever?



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What are the favourite images you own?

Maybe the ultrasound of your baby...

Your kids' art that you still have on the fridge...

The family portrait that shows the "real us"?


You know, the stuff you would save if the house was on fire.


Now, I certainly can't compete with ultrasounds and finger-paint, but what I can offer you is this: a perfect portrait that you can have in your hands next week.




This is the part where I tell you my life story.

Skip ahead and no one would blame you.


In grade two, I got my first camera and immediately began snapping all my friends at school. Many of us packed holstered six-guns over our bell-bottoms, to give you an idea of the era.

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Since then, I have learned one great truth in life:

People love posing for photos... as long as the photographer is seven years old.


But, as we grow up, we get camera-shy. That's why photographers will spend a month's pay on a huge lens. Don't want to scare people, right? But here's the thing: "close" is where real emotion is.


I love getting to know people—over a beer, over a tripod. Everyone has a good story in them. And a great photo reveals a lot of that story.


The Four Levels of Comedy, according to Seinfeld:
Make your friends laugh... make strangers laugh... get paid to make strangers laugh... and, make people talk like you because it's so much fun.


The Four Levels of Photography, according to me:
Photograph your friends... photograph strangers... get paid to photograph
strangers... and, inspire other people to shoot photos because it's so much fun.

In 2006, my film camera was stolen, so I went out and bought a digital camera. I had already done the darkroom thing—timers, chemicals, etc.—but I got hooked by digital.


Do I miss film? Yes. The way old people miss boarding school, I guess. But in the end, your camera is just a tool—like a wrench or a hammer. It's a way to get to your vision. 

And if you use that tool well? Brother, you can make magic.

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So let's chat—over a coffee or just over the phone.


Tell me who you are and what you're looking for. Maybe you want a killer headshot for your side-hustle? Maybe there's a family reunion around the corner?


Or maybe... instead of hiding another million files on a laptop, you'd rather have that One Great Portrait—the one your kids will fight over when you're gone.


If you've read this far, I've got a hunch you and I are going to get along just fine.


I am a proud contributor to:

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada

Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation

Lakeshore Syrian Connection

Dorothy Ley Hospice

Woman's Habitat

St. Leo's School



Arts Etobicoke

Megan's Hug

Mimico Children's Choir

Seventh Street Junior School

West Park Healthcare Centre

Lakeshore Community Childcare Centre



Bowling Trophies:

Yes, I've won some awards, and I'm quite proud of them. But at the end of the day nothing beats a happy client. I'll take a good word-of-mouth over any plaque.


Artist's statement:

Definitely not a big fan of the "Artist's Statement", but I will say this: The biggest impediment to creativity is fear: fear of doing something that's been done before; and fear of doing something that's never been done before. 


"Do it for yourself. No one else cares," is how Hugh MacLeod might put it.


Art is something that that draws you in and holds your eye—not because you don't get it, but because you just can't look away. It should pull you across a room, sit you down, and start a conversation. Is that artsy enough for ya?

Please contact me at:
[email protected]


Update: June 6, 2020

I'm taking this opportunity to say a couple of things. To rebuild some momentum, and try to push a bit beyond hashtags.

First, I'm often looking for a photographer's assistant. It doesn't pay much and it's not exactly full-time, but being an assistant is a great place for a budding photographer—even if they have zero experience. I am giving special consideration to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), so drop me a line.

Second, if you know someone who would like to learn more about photography (again, I'm talking BIPOC, here) I will happily bore them to tears over the phone, Zoom, text... you name it. I'm no Leibovitz, but I have a few tricks that I wish I'd had up my sleeve when I was starting out. I'd be willing to lend some of my gear, as well.

Third, if you are a working BIPOC photographer, give me your contact info, so I can have a peek at your work and hopefully forward some business to you.


And finally, this...

As a photographer working in south Etobicoke for the last 18 years, it is important for me to acknowledge the massive opportunities I have been given. This community has provided me with—quite literally—a more colourful portfolio than I would have dreamed of otherwise. Working with Lakeshore Arts and Arts Etobicoke has especially opened my eyes to worlds that I otherwise would not have seen. Thank you so much to those organisations, and to the wonderful people who allowed me to photograph them. Please consider a donation to both the above groups. They do important, beautiful, and necessary work for the entire community.

Thanks, and stay safe.