I remember pressing the shutter release on the first photo I ever took. My parents had given me a camera to take on a grade 6 field trip, and when we got the print back you could hardly see the tree, let alone the eagle landing in it. Since that moment it has been an on going quest to capture what is seen by the human eye in the 2 dimensional world of the photographic image.
The way light plays off a subject, travels through the lens and dances on the surface of the recording medium captures a fleeting moment that is meant to tell a story. For me, the most important moment is when the shutter is released. Be it a person, still life, or the emotions of a scene for film or tv, it is the essence of that moment that needs to be conveyed to the viewer of the final image.
That fleeting eagle image was in 1971. After completing a commercial arts program in college I began working in the industry and have since had work appear in annual reports and magazines around the world. During the last decade I've also been working in the film and television field capturing production stills and gallery portraits that have also traveled the globe.
Every time I see an eagle, I remember that first image.