I'm a photographer from Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Our borders are defined by the ocean, and the Canadian province better known as PEI is the Island I have called home for 40 years and where I have had the fantastic opportunity to live the life of a full-time artist.

My days are spent working with the team at silverorange where I am a creative lead designer for TinEye (a reverse image and photography search engine). I am also proud to have been part of the Firefox logo, EMRAP, and early designs of Duolingo.

Photography is my daily creative exercise for personal and commercial work. I am a contributing educator at OFFBEAT Photography and previously worked with a publisher (no longer in business) from 2010-2019 to create and design more than 20 photography-related ebooks. I've worked with Parks Canada, PEI Tourism, NCC, and in 2022, joined Quark Expeditions in the arctic as a staff photographer.

I am a Prince Edward Island tourism ambassador, I served on the board of the PEI Photography Club from 2010-2013, I was a member of the advisory committee for our Island's local photography college program in 2016, and I co-authored the book 'A Photographer's Guide to Prince Edward Island' in 2018.

Home in Prince Edward Island

Home in Prince Edward Island

Image by Grigory Tsidulko in Svalbard

Image by Grigory Tsidulko in Svalbard

Image by Curtis Jones in Greenland

Image by Curtis Jones in Greenland

Image by Scott Dimond in Iceland

Image by Scott Dimond in Iceland

Selfie in Snowbird Jet #9

Selfie in Snowbird Jet #9

Image by Dave Brosha in Yukon

Image by Dave Brosha in Yukon

Artist Statement

We share this planet with a vast variety of other living things and photography was the gift to myself to help see and think more deeply about the environment we live in. Cherish, preserve, appreciate, conserve, defend, and protect are some of the words I associate with the responsibility of outdoor photography.

Photography can and should be about much more than taking pictures. It encourages us to stop and take that second look at our surroundings. It forces us away from computer screens and it encourages adventure. It is about memories, experiences, and preservation of time.

I wanted to be a painter but traded in my inks, paints and brushes for photographic equipment 15 years ago. The tools may now be different but my end goal to create, however, remains all the same.

Keeping photography fun is an exciting task. Endless resources of information and much to learn without any pressure or expectations. The idea of recording the world onto single frames is an exercise that forces a closer look at light, colours and shapes. Either it be at home or the occasional travel to much larger destinations, a camera in hand has become as common as carrying identification. The desire to become better is stronger than ever but at the end of each day; it’s still all for fun.

Published by:

Nature Conservancy of Canada · Parks Canada, Prince Edward Island National Park · Prince Edward Island Tourism · Health PEI · Welcome PEI · PEI Living · Saltscapes Magazine · Warren's Carpentry · Royal LePage APM Commercial · Vicwest Building Products · Charlotte Henry Design · PhotoLife Magazine · Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine · Maclean's · bioGraphic · Journal Pioneer · The Globe and Mail · National Post · Fly PEI · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency · Charlottetown Area Development Corporation · Destination Canada

News & Media:

If you live in Prince Edward Island, you may already be carrying a print of mine. The photograph of Thunder Cove on the public provincial health card is an image of mine.

healthpei-card
Winter in Prince Edward Island

Winter in Prince Edward Island

Exploring Greenland

Exploring Greenland

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Interview at CBC Radio

Interview at CBC Radio

Flowing Lava Field in Hawai'i

Flowing Lava Field in Hawai'i

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Vinland Society Presentation

Vinland Society Presentation

PPOC Presentation / Image by Louise Vessey

PPOC Presentation / Image by Louise Vessey

Thoughts about Social Media

I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I have an account on most platforms, but I'm unable to create and share new work every day. I would best be described as an occasional poster that sometimes goes silent for weeks.

Once in a while, an image I share piques the interest and catches the attention of others. 8 million views on twitter is the current record.

8 million views on Twitter

8 million views on Twitter

10,000 post engagements

10,000 post engagements

178,000 reached on Facebook

178,000 reached on Facebook

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