69 imagesBlack and white portraits are classic, timeless and powerful. When we make them we enter the stream of a long tradition that's existed since the advent of photography. Although I have a style and approach to portraits, it's not just me, the photographer, dictating how things will be. It is my deepest wish that each of these portraits represents a meeting and collaboration during which an exchange takes place. Sometimes this allows the real person to step forward and be photographed.
5 galleriesThese images embody a lifelong search for a way to express my yearning and quest for spiritual freedom. I started making the images in this collection around 2008-9. They reflect a fundamental shift in the way I've come to see the world. Most of my work up to that point revolved around photos of people. Although these people were often photographed in nature, they were definitely the subject. The shift happened gradually at first, one day I realized that I was photographing the natural world on it's own; without a 'supporting cast' of humans, and I realized that I was in love with this world and this kind of work. For me as a photographer and as a human being, the natural world feels limitless in it's potential; it's a matrix that contains all the narratives that interest me at the moment. I believe that the natural world deserves to be heard and interacted with respectfully as a living force.
25 imagesLike many urban beaches this one, located in Toronto, Canada, is filled with people and activity on the weekends only to be relatively quiet the rest of the time. These images are dedicated to those moments when those two modes overlap. When solitude merges with community and the mystery of Lake Ontario unfolds minute by minute.
18 imagesIn the Summer of 2013, I was in New York City - it has some of the most striking architecture in the world, so that is where my attention was focused. For me, black and white photography gets to the point; it's the perfect medium for exploring the subtle nuances of tone that make these interior spaces so intriguing.