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Image by Trina Koster

About

I am an avid, amateur photographer.  I work as a librarian in Toronto, Canada but I spend all my free time (and disposable income) photographing in Canada and around the world.  I was born in South Africa, and have lived in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Malaysia.  My love of photography started in my teens when my mother gave me an old Pentax Spotmatic and my parents allowed me to set up a black and white darkroom in the basement where I printed a lot of pretty terrible images. Now I enjoy photographing a variety of subjects - particularly remnants of the past - from old, wooden grain elevators on the Canadian Prairies to Mayan ruins in Mexico.   I have recently started storm chasing on the Great Plains - a completely new obsession.  

Awards

2017

International Photography Awards (ipa) - 2nd place, Arashiyama
International Photography Awards (ipa) - Honorable Mention, Lightning Strike II

2016

Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3) - Silver Medal, Mayan Ruins series
International Photography Awards (ipa) - Honorable MentionMayan Ruins series

 

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Publications

Nathan wirth's Slices of silence

In 2017 I wrote an article entitled Thoughts About Photographing Place about my photography in the Prairies, Mexico and Japan for Nathan Wirth's Slices of Silence: Conversations about Photography blog.

 

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