About

I was born in Dublin, Ireland and have had a passion for photography since I received my first camera as a gift from my father at the age of ten. It was to remain just a hobby for some time though, while I studied for a degree in philosophy and classical civilization from University College Dublin, before traveling and working around the world. I then returned to college in Dublin to study for a diploma in photography and moved to Canada in 2005 to be with my wife Kerri.

Originally based in Calgary, Alberta, I began my photographic career creating fine art images of the Rocky Mountains and the prairies. My photography has taken me from the rainforests of British Columbia, to the Arctic north, and to the wild Atlantic in the east. I have also been fortunate to photograph many foreign countries on my travels. My wife and I now live with our two children near the Rocky Mountains, in the small town of Cochrane, Alberta.

I have been lucky enough to have received numerous awards so far in my photographic career, including a National Accreditation in Fine Art from the Professional Photographers of Canada in 2009, a Kodak Gallery Award for Photographic Excellence in 2010, the Tibor Horvath Award of Excellence in 2011 and a Silver Medal from the Professional Photographers of America in 2012. In 2014 I was honoured to receive the title of Master Photographer in Fine Art from the Master Photographers International Organization, a new professional photography society based here in Canada.



I have a used a variety of camera systems over the years and have only recently transitioned to a fully digital workflow. To date the majority of my work has been created with medium and large format panoramic cameras (Hasselblad Xpan, Linhof Technorama 617) and Fuji Velvia transparency film. I am now using the Nikon D800E high resolution DSLR as my primary camera.

Artist's Statement
"My goal is to create exciting images that evoke a feeling or emotion in the viewer. While technical mastery of the medium is essential, I try to go beyond that to capture a mood - the spirit of the location. For me the image must be more than just a simple record of the place; it must go deeper to convey the very essence of the scene.”