Feature by Susan Lee Rigg
Senior Features Editor
PUBLISHED September 13th, 2015
"I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and used to be a scientist, starting out in environmental chemistry before moving on to testing explosives. On paper it sounds exciting but in fact, was grating on the soul. I needed to make things; I needed to explore the world. I did continue to put my chemistry degree to work, only in the dark room instead of a laboratory. Even now, I still have an affinity for analog photography, especially Polaroid and 35mm film, and I try to inject this aesthetic into all my work.
Now, the same sense of curiosity that led me to become a scientist fuels my photography. Two things I love – exploring places people rarely go, and looking through boxes of forgotten photos I find in abandoned houses or flea markets. I can often be found on some off-the-beaten path with my two dogs, poking around an old prison or estate once filled with people."