About the Book
Black and white photography taken south of Calgary and around Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump.
Standing in the prairies can make a person feel small, insignificant and isolated, yet one can sense they are still part of that vastness. In this work I tried to capture that sense of isolation amid so much space, the raw melancholy of emptiness that can never filled, which gives it its own immeasurable strength.
I grew up in Calgary, Alberta and currently live in Tokyo. I graduated with degrees in English Lit and Education but always wrote and drew in my free time. My lecture notes had more sketches than writing. I enjoy teaching but always got itchy fingers when the students got to do something creative. I realized that creating my own work was what I really needed to do. I began my journey into photography in 2000.