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I was born February 24, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and have been involved in photography since 1978. I am a commercial photographer based in Linthicum, MD, and have been running my business, Direction One, Inc. since 1997.
1996 – Master of Fine Arts Degree in Still Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
1994 – Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree with Honours in Still Photography, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1996 – Outstanding Academic Achievement in Photography Award / Highest Overall Standing
1994-1996 – Presidential Scholarship
1994-1996 – National Dean’s List
1994-1996 – Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities
1994 – David Shum Memorial Award for Highest Overall Standing as a Graduating Student
from the Still Photography Program
1993 – John DeBlois Memorial Award for Highest Overall Standing in Photographic Technology Studies
1993 – Canadian Scholars Press Award
1991 – Geoffrey Bullock Memorial Award for High Academic Standard and Photography Proficiency
1990-1994 – Dean’s List
2005 – International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) Photojournalism
2001 – American Advertising Federation ADDY Covers Magazine
1999 – American Advertising Federation ADDY, Covers Magazine
2014 – Curriculum Vitae (excerpts), Aloft BWI Hotel, Linthicum, MD
1999 – Social Studies, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD (two-person show)
1998 – Spaces and Solitudes, Goodyear Cottage, Jekyll Island, GA (solo show)
1996 – The Night Sea Journey, Bergen Hall, Savannah GA (solo show)
1995 – Group Exhibition, Prisma Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1993 – Group Exhibition, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Numerous exhibits at small area retail galleries with other artists.
These photos are impressions of where I’ve been, what I’ve seen and the feelings these encounters have evoked. Call them my visual “curriculum vitae,” or at least a small sliver of it.
Through this work, I have documented the loneliness and solitude that is part of life and part of our collective emotional experience. They are a glimpse into what I’ve passed through and some of the moments I’ve witnessed.
Nothing is planned, staged or sought out. These are simply the scenes and activities that have presented themselves to me when I was ready for the unexpected. And either by accident or design, these are the photos that I am compelled to make at this time in my life.
This is a record of my own personal road, with its unplanned twists and impulsive turns. At times I’m certain of my direction; at others I’m stuck at a crossroads, unable to choose between divergent paths.
The creative road is neither orderly nor routine, and these images capture what I see as the surprise, fear and joy of living. I never know what’s around the corner or where I’ll end up.
There are currently 35 photos in this portfolio, and with the exception of three images from the 1990’s, all were created within the last three years. They each measure approximately 11”x16”, and are matted/framed 20”x24”. They are all archival pigment prints.
Additional photos from this series can be found online here:
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