I bought my first camera in 1969, a Canon 35mm. The majority of the photos I took then were portraits and I shot almost entirely in black and white. I did quite well with my photography, even managing to get on the cover of Billboard magazine. In 1972 I moved to a small coastal town north of Vancouver, BC. For some reason over the next few years I lost interest in photography and rarely took a photo. In the late 80′s I started painting (watercolour) and would photograph my subject first to paint from. My paintings are either close-up still life or scenery. I found I was using my camera more and more and eventually (and at first reluctantly) went digital. The versatility of digital cameras rekindled my interest in photography and I have now moved away from black and white and portraiture to shoot the natural beauty in the area I now live.