The 'Human Landscapes' Exhibit will be featured at the beautiful Artworld Fine Art Gallery in Etobicoke. Along with the incredible work of Lora Moore and Elycia Sfa, the show will run from May 2nd to the 31st with the Artist reception on May 13th from 2 - 5pm. All are welcome to attend so I hope to see you there!
Many people ask me about the theme's in my work and how I go about thinking about what I will shoot next or what my thinking process is.
In November of 2011, I got a job as a production assistant for a VERY, VERY LOW BUDGET horror film that was shot very close to the home where I currently reside. A few months before this film commenced shooting, I found myself unemployed, fired by a soul less employer when my wife's health started to deteriorate. I was pretty much living with my wife at Princess Margaret Hospital sleeping on a cot next to her bed. I had a mortgage to pay with zero income so I was taking pretty much any job I could find. One day I went to the set to meet with others to move props back to Hamilton. When I arrived, no one was there. I decided to pass the time waiting by taking my camera gear and take my own tour around the immense farm property. As I walked passed the very attentive sleeping security guards, I noticed an incredible site. I climbed the top of the hill and started to shoot frantically. After the movie was done I collected my HUGE pay check of $300 for three 12 - 14 hour days.
Being able to sell my work is a way of compensating for the money that I did not have then. However, money is not a way of bringing back those that we lost, in fact, it is the worst way of compensating for the precious things we can never get back. 'The Endless Fields' is currently on display and for sale through me or at Artworld Fine Art in Etobicoke.