I collect & share people's feelings, moments & objects.
What can I say? When there's a great fit, I love photographing people living their lives & that includes, friendships, courtships, getting married, getting engaged, rites of passage & starting families of all kinds.
A commitment to another human-being is one of the most precious gifts we can offer. I want to photography that.
Photographing a family be together & grow is one of the most enjoyable & fascinating things to do. I get to watch humans develop bonds & connections in real-time.
New love is full of this crazy energy that leaps off the frame & I want to be there to photograph it, like catching lightning in a bottle.
While I did not have the pleasure of availing myself of Bruce's services, I did have the pleasure of working with him. Bruce provides high quality photo albums of requested subject matter, responds to questions, set ups convenient meetings and always carries himself in conversation honestly and professionally. He responds promptly and puts all of himself into his projects.
What to Expect
emotional intelligence and genuine passion.
a deep connection to other people.
a clear approach to shooting any project in any situation.
exceptional time management skills.
a beautiful eye and approach to photography.
an artist with a clear vision that loves to collaborate and hear ideas.
WHAT I PHOTOGRAPH
i photograph anything that makes me feel something.
i love photographing & i want to have fun doing it, so i will photograph anything that meets the above criteria. i don't want to put myself into too many photography genre boxes, i just want to photograph everything around me.
i must make a connection with the people i photograph. whether i am photographing a wedding or an intimate portrait, fit & connection help me see & understand who is in front of me; i like to get to know the people i photograph a bit first.
WHO & WHAT I'M INTO
vinyl records, synthwave, jazz, aphex twin, & french deep house music. really i love everything music. i’m also in love with camping & riding my bike long distances.
emotional intelligence & functional empathy.
for a list of influential photographers, please see my influences.
i am off-line a lot these days. a few years ago i blew up my social media and started over with a more analog approach to social networking. you can still follow me and we can connect out there but i much prefer face-to-face or connecting using our 'voices.'
i've been a photographer for over 23 years & a professional filmmaker for over 17 years. i’ve been published in ontario tourism magazines, a canadian military book & the LCBO Food Guide. my work has also been featured on Flickr's mainpage in 2012.
WHAT I USE
i photograph using medium format 120 film, 35mm film & digital. i use a bronica s2, mamiya rb67 pro s, a canon ftb-ql (35mm) & a canon 1d x mk. II
i have in-studio & portable studio gear. i love to DIY tools & gear for my projects when i can.
Additional Booking Notes
Includes, studio strobes that can be powered on location, and a series of speedlights for on the go and tricky lighting situations.
•Lightroom and Photoshop
•Working with people during very personal moments
Influences & Inspiration
135 film camera
120 film camera
digital full frame camera
comprehensive lens kit
studio lighting kit
location lighting kit