As a self-taught photographer, I combine my interests in visual arts with my technical education and career to create photographic artworks. I enjoy taking walks with my camera, whether in the city, in nature or while travelling, and capturing the beauty of the simple wonders that surround us. So often we are rushing in our daily lives that we miss these sights, or become so entrenched in complex, advanced technologies that we forget to appreciate the simpler things in life. I want to capture these snippets of life and share them with you. Through my photography, I want to inspire viewers to slow down and enjoy the visual poetry in our world. In the busyness of life, it is important that we find quiet moments to connect with our inner world, and retreat to a place of zen to reset our balance. 

 

A common theme through my photographic works is that of simplicity. Simple images encourage viewers to reflect on the subject and gain a deeper appreciation of its beauty. My images express the Japanese aesthetic of “wabi-sabi”, representing quiet refinement and contentment with simple things, giving them meditative value. Besides leading to a minimalistic style, "wabi-sabi" also encourages appreciation of beauty that is impermanent, imperfect and incomplete.

 

Most of my work is based on subjects as observed through my lens, but sometimes I experiment with long exposures or camera motion to create abstract works, or make digital compositions with my photos. The photographic techniques that I apply are inspired by the subject matter, whether it’s the in-camera technique or in post-processing. Colour is either enhanced or removed from my photographs to suit the subject matter and convey the image’s mood. For example, some pieces are monochrome as this treatment accentuates contrast, tonality, and shapes. Furthermore, print media are selected to highlight each piece’s features, colours and style. Media vary from different types of photo paper, matted and framed, to more unique substrates of aluminum, acrylic and wood. Framing and mounting options are chosen based on clients' personal preferences and coordinated with the decor of their home or office space.

 

My goal as a fine art photographer is to bring a sense of zen and inner peace to you, by sharing my vision of the visual harmony that surround us. Having these art pieces on your home or office walls can serve as reminders to cherish the beauty in the ordinary, and be a place of focus for mindful reflections or meditation.

 

Smaller print sizes of my artwork can be ordered via the online shopping cart. For larger or customized print sizes and print medium, or to order my photo books, please contact me through the online Contact form or email me at [email protected]. You can also reach me for commercial architectural photography or commissioned artwork for your space. 



EXHIBITIONS:

2020 Fall: ArtWalk in the Square Online (Eventeny)

2020 January-March: Artsu Matsuri 2020, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto

2019 December: The Big Holiday Smalls Show, Artists' Network Gallery, Toronto

2019 September: ArtWalk in the Square, Shops at Don Mills, Toronto

2018 December: BowsArt 2018, Artists' Network Gallery, Toronto

2018 September: Fleck Fine Art Catalogue Exhibition Fall 2018, Toronto

2018 June: Riverdale Artwalk, Toronto 

2018 May: Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto

2017 November-December: Art Square Gallery, Toronto

2017 October: Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto
2013 December - 2014 January: Rainbow Cinemas Gallery, Toronto
2013 September - November: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto
2013 March: Japan Foundation, Toronto


AWARDS:

2019 - International Photo Awards Street Photography (Geometric) - Honourable Mention

2019 - Ontario Council of Camera Clubs Open Challenge - Acceptances

2018 - Lorne Rose Architecture Competition - Honourable Mention

2018 - Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition (Travel) - Commended

2018 - Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs Open Challenge (Architecture) - Specialist Photographer of the Year

2017 - Tokyo International Foto Awards: Fine Art Landscape - Honourable Mention

2015 - Technical Image Press Association Photo Trophy: Discover The World - Acceptances

2015 - Toronto Digital Photography Club Photographer of the Year - 4th Place

2015 - Toronto Digital Photography Club Robert Zakrison Competition (Architecture)  - Trophy Winner

2015 - Toronto Digital Photography Club Richard Wolf Creative Photography Competition - Runner-Up

2013-2017 - Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs Interclub Competition/Open Challenges - Acceptances & Honourable Mentions

2013 - MINI Space Incognito Design Competition - 1st Place
2013 - International Photography Awards Photography Contest: Nature Aerial - 2nd Place
2013 - Photographer's Forum Magazine Best of Photography Contest - Finalist
2012 & 2014 - The 119th & 121st Toronto International Salon of Photography - Acceptances
2012 - International Photography Awards Photography Contest - Honourable Mention
2010 - Photographer’s Forum Magazine Best of College Photography Contest - Finalist
2009 - International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Photo Contest - 2nd Place




In my portfolio, artwork titles denoted with an asterisk (*) indicate award-winning images.