For over 30 years I have worked extensively with digital imaging and computer graphic systems, both as a photographer and as a Civil Engineering Techologist in the consulting engineering and construction industries. I use high end photography equipment plus a wide variety of imaging software applications to meet and exceed my client’s expectations.
My first foray into aerial photography in 1999 required the skills to quickly change roll after roll of film in a pitching helicopter, without a door. Fortunately digital professional cameras came onto the scene shortly after. Also, fortunately, I seem to have a cast iron stomach for handling tight orbits while looking through a camera lens ... unlike many photographers, and a few clients as well!
After a few years of establishing my business, I reluctantly put my 25 years of engineering skills to rest to pursue my passion for art and aerial photography full time.
I live in Calgary but regularly travel across Canada for photo flights for a wide variety of clients. I have reciprocal arrangements with other aerial photographers in the US and overseas.
Please call or email me anytime to discuss your requirements. I would be pleased to supply references.
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Photography for me is more than a business. It is a passion! Capturing a perfect, unique image that tells a story or evokes an emotion is like being a big game trophy hunter of times past ... and no animals ever get hurt!
Grand landscapes, aerials, intimate macros, urban life, architecture, sports and people are just some of the targets of my photographic safaris. Often, the "out of the camera" photograph is just a starting point. I have always enjoyed taking the "digital darkroom" to the next level with innovative editing and artistic techniques that I use for the creation of fine art and commissioned paintings and unique and distinctive imagery. I challenge myself to try and learn something new every day!
Along the paths of life I have been fortunate to have met many inspiring and creative people, photographed in amazing places and experienced many different facets of our interesting world.
Thanks to my family for inspiring me to follow my heart and for putting up with those sudden pull-off-the-highway maneouvers when the light and subject matter come together for creating a great photograph.
Thanks to my many friends that I have had the pleasure of going on many photographic road trips with. Even on the rare occasions that the weather and light don't cooperate, the comraderie and just plain fun that we have, make these road trips a very special part of my life and a perfect way of honing my photographic skills.
Thanks to my fantastic clients, many of whom have become close friends over the years. You are the ones primarily responsible for my success. And a special thanks to the dedicated and skilled pilots, ground crews and air traffic control folks that keep me safely in the air to pursue my dreams.
(Top photograph courtesy of Kim Edmonds, Helijet; Bottom photography courtesy of Dan Barnes, Helijet)