Not everything is black-and-white.

New York Times Photography director Kathy Ryan thought the black-and-white focused the viewers’ attention to the sculptural forms of traditional fishing pens, “delicate spindly sticks jutting from the water.” June 2015

Which images make the cut?

Wishing for supper was my first image selected by a juror for publication in The Rotarian (June 2013) . Four-time Pulitzer Prize winning Juror Carol Guzy noted: – striking layered composition, with little surprises in the image such as the cat in the corner– excellent use of light– subtle tonal palette provides ambiance– environmental portrait…

Better to lose…?

I entered three images in the 2011 The Rotarian photo contest and …none of them were chosen. Disappointment changed to delight when the editor decided to run a feature story, using two of my three submitted images. What’s the message: Jurors are people — and people are subjective. The juror (Harry Benson) may (or may…

How can you connect with your subject?

Pulitzer-prize winning, NY Times photographer Damon Winter selected my portrait because the photo “showed a quiet grace and a direct and intimate connection between the subject and the photographer.” How did we connect? Initially we chatted about his beautiful home, an old Fes al Bali mansion. Then, I noticed his dog, a cocoa brown Rottweiler,…

“Do you like to sleep alone?”

Together, we all bumped across the Kenyan flatlands, heading towards the Mara, rough rutted tracks jostling us side-to-side.  When we reached the river camp, my two Aussie safari companions parted ways.  They would sleep at our river camp guarded by two Masai men, Morani warriors, spears ready for marauding lions or leopards.  I would be…

P4 BGH ~ WIN:WIN

Proceeds from Donated images by 20+ Quinte Area Photographers will go to SUPPORT our FRONT LINE MEDICAL WORKERS at Belleville General Hospital…Think where we might be if they stayed home! Photos For BGH Foundation

FUNDRAISER: Photos 4 BGH

During this unprecedented and uncertain time, I hope this message finds you well! A group of talented local photographers and I have organized a photographic print sale to raise funds for BGH (Belleville General Hospital) and its fight against Covid-19. We are selling beautiful photographs for $75 with all proceeds going directly to the hospital….

SPARK Photo Festival April 25, 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020 ~ 2:00 – 3:30 pm SPARK Photo Festival & Peterborough Public Library  Trek to Summit of Kilimanjaro & Beyond 345 Aylmer Street North Petrborough, Ontario, K9H 3V7 705-745-5382 Peterborough Library