COMMERCIAL PILOT – PHOTOGRAPHER – ADVENTURER INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER – AUTHOR – SCUBA DIVER
I’ve been addicted to SLOW TRAVEL since 1993. I’ve done multi-day camel safaris in Tanzania & Morocco and earned my Dog Mushers Certificate (Yukon). I’ve trekked in Spain, Peru (Inca Trail), Guatemalan jungle (El Mirador), Chile (Torres del Paine NP), & Canada (Akshayuk Pass). I’ve summitted the tallest peaks in Africa: Kilimanjaro, world’s highest freestanding mountain (Tanzania) & Djebel Toubkal (Morocco), North Africa’s tallest mountain. To share my adventures & photographs, in 2017 I created the ARMCHAIR TRAVELER SERIES.
I’ve enjoyed careers above the earth as a commercial pilot and below the earth as a scuba divemaster. I have more than 500 dives and 5,700 hours airborne. Traveling the world with my camera, I’ve slept in caves and dives, hammocks and hangars, tents and evergreen shelters, and stayed in the homes of Berber, Masai, & Maya, lived in Mexico, Belize, & Guatemala, studied psychology, genetics, & anthropology (Waterloo). I am a Rotarian.
CONTESTS & EXHIBITIONS
- SPARK 2019 2nd Place
- Photographers without Borders 2nd Place
- SPARK 2018 3rd Place
- SPARK 2017 3RD Place
- Santa Fe Photography: Summer Vacation Contest 2017
- Santa Fe Photography: Travels 2015 http://www.santafeworkshops.com/contest.past/travels
- Belleville Art Association 2015 (Dona Knudsen IMPACT Award)
- Belleville Art Association 2014 (Best Use of Light)
- Belleville Art Association 2013 (Best in Show)
- Parrott Art Gallery Juried Show – Honors 2013
- RMG Exposed Juried Show & Auction McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa 2014 -2017, 2019
- CLIC-PECAC – 2010-2016 (Honors, Best B&W) http://www.pecartscouncil.org
- Verge Travel with Purpose Magazine Annual Photo Contest 2008-2011, 2013-2014
- QAC Expressions – 1998 – 2019 http://quinteartscouncil.org
- MAGNUM Photography Workshop & Exhibit 2012
PUBLICATIONS [Articles & Photographs}:
- Santa Fe Photography https://santafeworkshops.com/contests
- National Geographic Society www.nationalgeographic.com
- Smithsonian Journeys www.smithsonianjourneys.org
- The Globe and Mail
- The Toronto Star
- The National Post
- Verge Magazine: Travel with Purpose www.vergemagazine.com
- The Doctor’s Review www.doctorsreview.com/volunteer/
- M.E.D.I.C.O. www.medico.org
- Mundo Maya Magazine (out of print/archived)
- World Wildlife Fund – Canada www.wwf.ca
- Medecins sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders www.msf.ca
OWN YOUR FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPH: All my images are available as museum quality prints on matte archival paper, canvas, or aluminum. All orders are customized.
When ordering, please provide the name of the image, size required, & medium.
Note: My images are protected by copyright laws and must not be reproduced without permission.