Michael Tippett, co-founder of True North, a Vancouver based company working to help foreign born US Workers avoid Trump and migrate north while maintaining employment with their US based company.  Photographed for L'Obs Magazine.

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I AM THE 3% - City Panorama 2013

I just received a very nice email from the Director of Education at Seattle's Photo Centre Northwest letting me know that 3 of my 4 entries for the 2013 City Panorama contest have been accepted. Since the PCNW is only accepting 100 photos I feel very blessed that 3 out of their 100 choices are of my work. The initiative can be described as a public art project that brings artworks into bus shelters all across the USA (sorry Canada). The selected 100 images will be printed on 8' X 2' wooden panels and remain for up to 10 years. I'm excited to think where my images will end up. Here are my successful entries below. More news soon! Photo Centre Northwestwww.pcnw.org

City Panorama Contesthttp://pcnw.org/2012/city-panorama-call-for-entries/

New Book Available

Go on a photographic journey of the current Yukon gold rush in northern Canada, and see not only the work that is being done to uncover the world's favourite yellow rock, but also the stunning landscapes and beautiful wildlife that surround it. Head over to http://www.blurb.ca/bookstore/detail/3848319 for a full preview.

25% OFF UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST with the promo code WARM at checkout.

See how each book is made & shipped: http://www.blurb.ca/video_stories/behind_the_scenes.

11/11 - Honouring Those Who Have Given Their Lives

One year ago today I covered our National Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Ottawa for Canadian Geographic magazine. This was my first opportunity during my photography internship to show the editors what I could bring home from an assignment. I had never attended an 11/11 ceremony previously with more than a few hundred people and here there were thousands willing to freeze their bodies to honour Canada's fallen. I was both intrigued and awed by the many faces I met. Below are some of my favourite images from the day.

Full audio/visual experience of the ceremonies click here.

Canadian Geographic magazine, October 2012

I'm proud to announce my first Canadian Geographic magazine feature in this month's issue. The story covers the Yukon's second gold rush that is currently going on. I was really lucky to work with some of the key players around the gold rush including: Shawn Ryan who's methods have revolutionized contemporary gold exploration, and Adrian Fleming who's company Underworld Resources was responsible for finding the gold deposit that set the whole thing off.

A big thanks to the now retired CG Photo Editor Kathy Frankiewicz (who guided me through the whole process from pitch to payment), and my fellow CG intern Nick Walker for editing and re-editing my proposal. Also thanks to fellow ex-intern Scott Berdahl for some great writing to bring the whole thing together.

Canadian Geographic magazine, October 2012 issue.

Photo of the Every Other Day 09.24.12

O Gretzky, where art thou? I can't say that I'm much of a hockey fan, but as a fan of sport I want to pay tribute to the folks who are definitely missing their ice time right now with the NHL lockout. This photo is from one of my first assignments for Canadian Geographic magazine, where I covered the 2012 NHL All Star Fan Fair at the Ottawa Convention centre.

For the full gallery click here.

Reader's Digest, June 2012

Great Canadian Burgers! I had the pleasure to be published in the June edition of Reader's Digest Canada in conjunction with an excerpt from Charlotte Gill's tree planting memoir Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe.  Winner of the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, Gill writes beautifully about a life in the clearcut. I began my tree planting career with her in the interior of B.C. when she was already a wily veteran;  it's nice to come full circle and work together again.

You can catch Charlotte Gill presenting her book at the Banff Film & Book Festival on November 1st.