I am a Canadian photographer who lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I divide my time between pursuing my fine art photography and teaching photography through PhotoWorkshops.ca. I have been involved with the arts since a very young age, mainly due to my mother’s career as an Arts Educator and artist.
Without a doubt, I would say that Edward Weston is my biggest influence. His work, both Nudes and otherwise, has always represented the highest ideal of visual aesthetics for me. Other influences would be Robert Mapplethorpe, Walker Evans, Fredrick Evans, and Alfred Steiglitz (more for his ideas and style, though I do enjoy his images as well). More than anything though, I’d say my biggest influence would be the hundreds of photo books and magazines I’ve poured through over the years, both for the entertainment and the education they provided.