Perpetually hidden behind a camera

Perpetually hidden behind a camera as documented here by the amazing @rtauchid. I was trying to line up a shot down an alleyway but there was a beautiful brick wall in the way. Thanks for your candid capture, Rheni. I’d be virtually invisible on this trip if it weren’t for you! 📷🇨🇳#photonerd #china #qingdynastyarchitecture

My temporary studio in China

My temporary studio in China was in a former market building and I occupied one of the stalls where they once sold warm soy milk, and scallion pancakes. My studio mate was a massive wooden sculpture of (what I think is) Hotei, the laughing Buddhist monk, carved from an enormous burly trunk. He did his best to keep me smiling throughout the trip. Seen here are some images of the studio building (which I also shared with 7 others) as well as some details and the lovely view outside my little window. #artistresidency #china #travelphotography #art #canadianartist

Returned home this weekend from a two week artist’s residency…

Returned home this weekend from a two week artist’s residency and exhibition in Anhui Province, China with over 40 other artists from around the world. So grateful for this incredible opportunity, I hope that through my images I can do at least a teeny bit of justice to the intensity of the landscape and warmth of the people I met along the way. Thank you Taohuatan and @triart.mfg for your immense generosity. 🏔🇨🇳🐉💚#chinaorbust #artistresidency #art #china #photography #travel #canadianartist (at Taohua, Anhui, China)

New Photography Classes!


For the 2018-2019 academic year, I’ve redesigned my course offerings at Avenue Road Arts School to include a new Intermediate level in addition to my Advanced and Beginner programs! Here is a brief summary of the new course offerings:

  • Digital Photography for Beginners  – for new photographers, we will cover the basics of digital photography (aperture, shutter speed…etc.). Also ideal for those with previous experience who would like to refresh their technical knowledge.
  • Intermediate Digital Photography – for adept photographers who would like to further develop their technical skills and introduce an ideas and concepts to their image making practice.
  • Advanced Digital Photography – for photographers with an established practice who would like to work on honing their approach and building a specific body of work or portfolio.

For complete course descriptions and registration information visit If you sign up before September 16th, you’ll get $25 off!

Photography at Mount Dennis Public Library

Every now and then, I get the rare opportunity to work with a group of youth so enthusiastic and dedicated, my own commitment to leading community based art programs is reaffirmed and energized – and the youth at Mount Dennis Public Library did just that.  This past spring I had the privilege of working with a stellar group of 8 young photographers, all under the age of 14. We met once a week over two months and although our time together was short, we covered a lot of information and the resulting work they produced was absolutely astounding. Thanks so much, to the participants, library staff, and staff at Vibe for making this an incredible program.

To any of my young photographers reading this: remember, you don’t need a fancy camera to tell a great story.  Just keep taking pictures!

This project was organized and funded by the amazing people at Vibe Arts

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