I was thirteen years old when I decided to become a photographer. As a kid I took photography classes and had a lot of fun. I graduated from the Swift Current Comprehensive high school in 1977 and in 1979 I was accepted into the Photographic Technician course at Red River Community College in Winnipeg. I graduated with a certificate in 1980.
In 1980-81, I worked in Swift Current Saskatchewan at CJFB-TV as a video-still photographer. I then worked in Calgary as a photography studio assistant; and in 1982, I moved to Saskatoon and created my own photography business. In 1989, I constructed one of Saskatoon’s largest commercial studios. I incorporated my business in 1996. The City of Saskatoon changed a bylaw, making home-based photography studios legal. In 2011 I sold my commercial studio and have since built a new live/work studio.
Since 1982, I have been a full-time photographer, and have been involved in the motion picture industry as a videographer and a location manager. I was a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association. Today, I dedicate myself fully to commercial photography. I am presently a member of CARFAC Saskatchewan.
As a photographer I have gained a great deal of experience working out of a low density populated area. The market is too small to specialize exclusively in one style of shooting. I have had my hair fashion images published internationally, produced promotional material for recording artists including The Northern Pikes, The Sheepdogs, and Sam Roberts. I have a creative mind and enjoy working on concepts with advertising agencies. I feel very comfortable shooting product in the studio. National publishing companies use my services to shoot local personalities of interest. I do enjoy the challenge of shooting tourism related images.
Client list: Parks Canada, Tourism Saskatchewan, Tourism Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Parks, Surface Hair Products, Rodgers Publishing Ltd, Phoenix Group, The Marketing Den, Brown Communications, MGM Communications, Tapp Communications, Dakota Dunes Golf Course, Saskatoon Community Foundation and La Troupe du Jour Theatre, and various agencies and departments of the Government of Saskatchewan.