Anyway, I've since come back as other parts of this website show.
The photos here are a sampling of my interests back then which have remained constant through the years--people, street life, moody places and quirky things.
They are arranged in three general galleries, and then a kind of 'bonus' page with more photos arranged according to subject.
Me at 17. We all looked like this then, trust me
first, a word from our author
(Actually, you didn't really need to read this, but I'm very egotistical. If you can do without my fascinating life story, just press the button below.)
Driven mad by the sumptious propaganda of 70's era camera manufacturers (those sexy little hunks of gleaming chrome, glass, springs and metal--what else combines the comforting heft of a handgun with the glamour of a miniature sports car?) I got my first SLR, the obscure but affordable Argus-Cosina, in my last year of high school, around 1974.
I then subjected everyone I knew, friends, family, and especially my female classmates, to unrelenting photo-exploitation.
Against his better judgment I later coerced the hapless clerk who sold me my camera to give me a job there, which--in the heady days of the seventies--easily afforded me the opportunites to torment others on a much grander scale.
During this time I began, but did not finish, my degree at UBC, travelled Europe, and, in the mid-eighties, went to art school. Unfortunately I then made one of those idiotic life-choices people sometimes do and stopped taking pictures, as 'detached and artificial' compared to the 'visceral directness' of sloshing paint on canvas or clay on whatever. The reptilian brain always wins, it seems.