This Is My Story
I am a retired Environmental Engineer who has loved photography for over 50 years. Since retirement in 2008 I have been able to focus my energy on photography by joining the Latow Photographic Guild at The Art Gallery of Burlington in Burlington, Ontario; learning to use Photoshop Elements and Apple’s Affinity Photo for post editing; and putting what I have learned into practice. Much of my work can be seen and purchased online at 500px, Image Conscious, and my CRB Photography Zazzle store.
I have published two coffee table photography books, entitled Auto Oxidation – Truck Edition, and Discover Newfoundland. Auto Oxidation – Truck Edition is a 112 page book with colour photographs of wrecked and abandoned trucks, and includes the history of seven truck manufacturers and the backgrounds of many trucks included in the book. Discover Newfoundland is a 52 page photography book with colour pictures of 18 locations in Newfoundland. Both books are available in the Blurb.ca book store. Discover Newfoundland will be distributed by Downhome Publishing in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2018.
Between 2009 and 2016 I entered the “One Day in the Life of Burlington” photography contest. Up to 200 photographers have one specific day to shoot subjects within the city limits of Burlington. I have been lucky enough to win a Runner Up in 2009 in the Burlington Category with “Two Sentinels”. In 2010 and 2012 I won Best of Show with “A Windy Day” and “Dew Drop By The Park”, respectively. In 2015 I won Runner Up in the People Category with “Reflection.” In 2016 I won a Runner Up in the Creative Category with “Shadows.”
In 2011 I won first place in the adult category of the City of Burlington’s “What Makes Burlington Great” Art Contest with “First Skate”. In January, 2014 I received a Certificate of Merit – 2nd Place from the Canadian Association for Photographic Art with “Easy Peel.” Most recently, I received a third place in the 2016 All Guilds Juried Show at the Art Gallery of Burlington.
I have taken photos of grand openings of art exhibits at the Art Gallery of Burlington, anniversary parties, and restaurant openings. Please contact me if you have a photographic event in mind. I am willing to travel in Ontario and up-state New York.
Please see the photographs below.