Almost any of my images you see on the website are available for purchase. Maximum size is a function of quality. Some, shot with earlier cameras make beautiful 8.5X11 images but no larger while others because of multi image stitching can make very big prints. For a show last year in Toronto I made a number of 3X3 foot prints which held up very well and would look spectacular if you have the wall space for it. A few images really only look good at big sizes, specifically my Columbia Ice Field image which I have in my office at almost 2X6 feet image size, and my Horseshoe Canyon Before Storm image that prints 18X40 inches. Many images will look good both large and small. Don't hesitate to ask.
(or why I photograph and what I try to achieve)
Calling it a philosophy is definitely giving the concept delusions of grandeur when it comes to why I photograph. Like many before me I was a hobbyist, enamoured more of the process than the picture. But if you study the technical, you can't help but be exposed to the artistic, and somewhere along the line, that became more important to me than the camera.It was a long painful process with many blind alleys but for many years now I have appreciated the fine image. FIrst I learned to appreciate the fine points of composition, the relationship of the various parts of the image, to each other and to the edges of the image. In time, I used what I'd seen to compose my own images ever more carefully. I first saw, then attempted to replicate the subtle tonalities of a fine print. I tried to capture the grand landscape in dramatic lighting, but had neither the time nor the energy to do it as well as many others. I found I could do more with the more ordinary, the mundane, the overlooked. This often involved what I call the middle landscape, neither close up, nor miles away. My usual subjects are most often within a stone's throw of my camera.
I'm a 59 year old photographer, taking pictures since age 12. My first efforts were with a Zeiss Ikonta my father gave me. It was pre WWII and with an uncoated lens, but it worked and took good photographs. I made contact prints in the basement bathroom. One thing lead to another and eventually I had a fully working darkroom and have had a working darkroom pretty much since. This included a darkroom with no running water while doing my residency in family practice. That was a challenge. In high school I took all the photographs for the year book, shooting dances and basketball, hallway activities and just about anything else to do with the school. Again in university I was involved with and eventually ran the Photo Directorate which was responsible for photographs for both the university newspaper and the year book.
I was able to earn some money in university shooting team photos and residence floors, learning how to make hundreds of prints efficiently. Eventually though I had to buckle down and actually study if I wanted to get into medical school and photography took a back seat though never totally out of mind. I continued to use the Zeiss Ikonta and then the Yashica 124