Photography provides me the opportunity to share how I see beauty in the world. I’ve always been interested in photography and other than a couple of photography classes (in film photography) I consider myself to be self taught. I fell in love with digital photography when I bought my first Canon power shot – 3.2 megapixels in 2004 (still my favourite camera). I was so excited to experiment and play with light, motion and framing and take hundreds of photos without concern of wasting costly film.. and it’s so instant, I loved the instant gratification of seeing the images.
In fact, loved that camera so much that I actually risked my life chasing down a thief (James Bond style) during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I was very lucky, I got it back with the help of some armed police officers who luckily popped up once we had run through the crowd into a less populated street. Luckily I wasn’t harmed Since then, I have found immense joy in capturing the essence of the moment, and documenting beauty and movement in the spontaneity of life… which is also one of the reasons why I love jumping photos!
I believe in the positive effects of joy and the creative collaboration between photographer and subject. The combination of my photography experience, intuition, creativity, enthusiasm, joy of play, love of travel and capturing images of people having fun are all combined in my Jump for Joy! photo project.
I hold a degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University, a Diploma in Media Resources from Capilano College, and attended the Latin American Management Program (LAMP) through the McRae Institute. I was the owner and creator of Urban Remix, an Interior Design company which I ran between 2006 and 2010. I closed the doors in 2010. I also partnered in the creation of Mode Suites Executive Furnished Rentals. I sold my share in 2010 to pursue my love of travel and photography. Mode Suites is still in operation if you are in need of a place to stay in Vancouver.
These were just a few pages and a past part of my life.. in this chapter I’m playing the role of a photographer set out on a worldwide adventure taking photos of interesting, inspiring and creative people expressing their joy around the world. Sounds like fun to me