Describe what being an artist means to you. I think I have the best job in the world. I can be creative every day! If I am not photographing for my business, I am photographing for my special projects or for myself. Every day, I continue to explore, develop and grow as an artist. There is still so much to learn and so much to do! I always look forward to what is next. Describe the evolution of your work. From very early on in my career, I had the desire to do more with my work – to make a difference with my photography.
was my fi rst book project – one that I am very proud of. I went on to self-publish my second book called
Each book had a charity attached to it. Now I am working on my third book called
in support of Project North. I co-founded Project North with Joan Weinman, and it is an organization that brings hockey equipment to the youth in remote Nunavut communities. I have had numerous photography exhibitions in support of charities. I think this is how I have grown most as an artist. Along the way, I have learned a lot about the world, but also about myself. I am blessed to be able to do what I love for a living and in some small way, hopefully, make a difference. Have you ever been unable to create? The only time I haven’t been able to create is when I haven’t had a camera in my hand. I see pictures everywhere and in everything! Your success is evident; where do you want to take it from here? I would like to continue my work in the Arctic, and I would also like to explore other parts of this world that I haven’t seen yet – like Antarctica! Maybe after I get the cold out of my system, I will go to warmer climates like Rwanda to see the gorillas. I would also like to spend more time being a wildlife photographer. What has been your proudest moment to date? My proudest moment to date as an artist has to be my three-month solo exhibition called “Arctic Kaleidoscope . . . The People, Wildlife and Ever-Changing Landscape” at the Canadian Museum of Nature this past March. Next was having a photograph appear in National Geographic magazine.