About the Book
This book was the result of an exercise to
overcome a depressed state of mind.
By forcing myself to post images to a blog every day, to continuously go out seeking images and remaining aware I was able to re-ignite my desire and need to make photographs.
The challenge was accentuated by doing two simultaneous blogs. The Forced March being one, The Dysfunctional
Photographer the other.
Both blogs have been compiled into book formats.
Most of the photographs are from my immediate environment of neighborhood and city. There are occasional side trips, but they were just part of my day to day life.
The world presents itself and I observe. There are times the observation becomes an obsession. Sometimes, a casual encounter. These moments become the photographs I interpret by exaggeration or simplification. I have been an exhibitor since 1969; exhibiting photographs, painting and prints through 150 exhibitions, primarily in US university, college, and community galleries in 31 American States; in BC, Alberta, Ontario and in web galleries in Canada, Australia, China, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States. I now publish books of current and past projects as a means of closure and completion. My images are marketed in the United States by PrintedArt.com and are also available on Amazon.com Born and educated in Alberta, I moved to the coast in 1984, and have been living in Victoria since 1986. .