“All my life I have been fascinated with the arts. My parents were amazed at how I excelled in painting and drawing, but it wasn’t until high school that I knew I wanted to be a photographer. I loved capturing daily life and also the emotions in people. My teachers and parents encouraged me to keep it up and when I was 16 I got my first DSLR camera for my birthday. For me, photography was an escape. I didn’t come out until I was 25. I knew I was gay at a very early age but waited until I was finished school. I was picked on and bullied because I chose to paint instead of join the football team.
About six years ago a friend said that I should start freelance photography. I was fascinated with the male form and started to photograph friends and do photo shoots with anyone, mostly actors and models for their portfolios. I wanted to share my love of photography and photographing male fitness and portraits. I have had the pleasure of shooting the 2010 North America Out Games, Mr Gay Canada Rob Goddard, and have been recognised on many blogs. I may never get that elusive magazine cover but that is not going to stop me. My parents have always told me to never give up and that I never will.”