My photographic education started in Paris at the Louis Lumiere school of photography in 1970. At the same time
I was an apprentice to an industrial photographer. Large camera work only, 8x10 and larger. A fantastic learning experience.
A few years later I started to shoot commercial assignments in Paris. Industrial photography also meant making portraits.
I moved to canada in January 1978, opened my first studio in Toronto the same year.
I shot editorials for magazines, fashion and portraits. Advertising agency work came soon after
J.WALTER THOMSON, TORONTO BLUE JAYS , IAN ROBERTS, PROCTOR & GAMBLE, HARRY ROSEN, PUBLICITE MARTIN, CANON,
MERCEDES BENZ, FORD, COVER GIRL, PLAYTEX, REITMANS, THE BAY, SEARS, HOLT RENFREW, FLARE MAGAZINE
CHATELAINE MAG., IMAGES MAG., STYLE MAG., L'ACTUALITE …TO NAME A FEW. Some published work can be seen on this page.
A NEW BEGINNING,
Wabi-Sabi … is a Japanese art form for finding beauty in what is ordinary, abandon, old, forgotten …
Wabi-Sabi honors all things old, weathered, worn, imperfect and impermanent by finding the beauty and perfection in the imperfections.
It accepts the natural cycle of growth and decay.
I started to carry my camera in the American southwest desert about 10 years ago and found what I was looking for. The subjects popped up everywhere from anything.
Lot's of beautiful junk, ordinary , abandon and forgotten..
Shapes, patterns and textures came together all under the beautiful light. I now call junk discarded objects. (Just showing a little respect).
I do not turn a blind eye to the ordinary. I learn from my emotions, from there I become the observer.
The series of photos on "Bones" was inspired by Georgia O'keefe. I'm a great admirer of her work. She loved the southwest. I can understand why.
The more I photograph the more I like everything.
I now live in the Eastern Townships, near Montreal, Canada.