Some say it's obvious that I'm an architect when they look at my photographs. It seems that way of looking at the world seeps into my photography even when I'm not taking photos of buildings - which is actually most of the time. Photography is a passion which, coincidentally, I became more active in since taking a first year design studio photography course at the University of Manitoba. I won't say exactly when that was, just that it was before the megapixel race and associated afflictions like “pixel peeping.”
I like abstract photography, isolating subjects from their surroundings and taking them out of their context. I'm always on the lookout for unusual patterns and shapes as well as bold colors. It doesn't matter what it is, I can find these things in anything from landscapes and macros to a pile of wires in the corner of an abandoned factory.
To get out of my comfort zone, I'll occasionally experiment with “street photography;” that is taking candid photographs of people doing what they do. Each time I need to get over an initial reluctance in photographing strangers first. Or should I call it fear?