High Park, in Toronto, Ontario, is a beautiful expanse of nature that offers an escape from the bustling city that surrounds it. The natural world in High Park thrives with the support of the people who visit its trails and promote its health.
Within the park, urban and wild connect seamlessly. Roads and rivers flow through the forest, peeking in and out of the trees and playgrounds, and smaller trails offer seclusion not easily found in the city.
The urban park shows another relationship between people and the natural world different than that seen within the city itself.
Gardens in Autumn
Gardens offer a natural escape from the urban world. They are always brimming with life; both wild and domesticated. I love the variety and personality in gardens; each is an image of its creator.
The seasons are a natural subject for many photographers. Each season has its own assortment of colour, and here in Canada we are lucky to experience the most diverse of seasons.
Autumn in particular offers vivid colours and textures. From the reds and yellows of the changing leaves, to the golds, purples and browns of the exposed earth, autumn in Ontario is truly a breathtaking time to photograph the natural world.
In these photographs from North Bay and Northern Algonquin Provincial Park, autumn is explored in the changing natural landscape with the knowledge that, in spring, this world will bloom anew.
An assortment of locations and subject matter. What these photos have in common is that they could not be contained in a single frame.
In 2013 I had the opportunity to work and travel in Australia. These are photographs from that journey. From Perth to Uluru to Kakadu.
Killarney Provincial Park is a wilderness of white pines and black bears. Underlying this world is a unique geological landscape, one that dates back 2.5 billion years. This landscape is made of a combination of quartzite ridges and granite intrusions. It is on these exposed rocks that the small beginnings of new life can be found. Even on the glassy, hard surface of the quartzite, life finds a foothold to begin anew.
This selection of photographs, some of which appear in the book Killarney: Landscape of Rocks, show the varying nature of the Killarney Provincial Park geology and the life that calls it home.
The Urban Landscape is filled with beautiful lines and shapes unique to a world created by people. These photographs explore the relationship between the urban and the natural, connecting these two seemingly seperate worlds.