Multi-format (digi/film) commercial & narrative cinematographer. Strength in commercial, fashion editorial, and narrative. My filmmaking career began as a lighting technician then a gaffer for some of Canada's most sought after cinematographers. I've also shot doc series for Amazon Prime, PBS, and other networks. My work now has a focus on commercial work, primarily editorial or retail fashion. I continue, however to shoot narrative and doc projects. I am incredibly knowledgable and experienced in all camera systems, but I'm pursuing the use of motion picture film in projects as much as possible.
My other skills come from my early years as a professional musician, and as a rock climbing guide. I'm well versed in both of those worlds and can offer insight and access that are often beyond what a producer can navigate without a specialized fixer. I'm comfortable with a great deal of physical suffering & stress and can handle long days in the mountains, or long days on set. I am bilingual, with a B2 level of french - which I gained while living in France.
I'm continually inspired by great fashion photographers, as well as the films of Jean Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Hitchcock, Jacques Tati, Kubrick, and Andrei Tarkovsky.
Most importantly, I pride myself in bringing great value to productions with my experience, energy, and maturity. I work continually with a variety of clients and budget levels and staff my crew with some of the best technicians in Toronto.
I have been in the industry since 2011.