Born in Canada, but of Dutch descent, my personality has been influenced by early travels with a constantly moving family. Since my birth in Regina, Sask. we moved continuously (at least 13 addresses and 9 schools) through Canada and South Africa until the age of 17 when we settled down in Edmonton, Alberta. While my education is in horticulture and landscaping, my heart has always been in nature and photography, which I have been engaged in semi-professionally since 2008.
This blog is essentially about photography as a way of life. It is one man’s work, sharing what he finds interesting, what he does, what he learns…in fact everything in photography not related to my own particular niche which is macro photography. It makes no claims to greatness, or fame or uniqueness. I use this blog as a general interest photography magazine through which I share all my photographic interests and experiences — always eclectic and sometimes eccentric.
I am a freelance photographer, instructor, and writer based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. While my professional interests lie in landscape, nature, and macro photography, I am also interested in a diversity of other photographic topics including tabletop, urban, documentary, environmental portraiture, and conservation photography.
I have written for Photo Life magazine and have been interviewed by PhotoEd magazine. I have provided courses and presentations for the Alberta Gov. (Agriculture), MacEwan University and the Ellis Bird Farm, and have taught various scientists and technicians through home-based workshops. See Résumé for more details.