Duration: Since 2004.
Staff: Usually it's just me. When I'm shooting commercial projects, I work with a team of freelancers.
Education: I learned to create images as a child, in a closet-sized darkroom in my family's basement. Later, I studied photography at Ryerson University's School of Image Arts in Toronto.
Cultural Influences: The prairie environment of my childhood, ice cream stands, random meetings with eccentric people on the street, strip malls, dollar stores, Italo Calvino, impromptu garage sales, Haruki Murakami, window displays that incorporate fake food, Werner Herzog, patterns found in nature, Miami Vice (especially Season 2), Man Ray, the modern craft movement, urban vs. rural, industrial design, Stephen Chow, paint chips, lunar landscapes, the overwhelming presence of the sky.
Environment: Though I rent studios for certain jobs, I prefer to shoot in the living room of my apartment. It's a tiny space (and that's after I move the furniture!), but it's perfect for me. I love the quality of light.
Philosophy: Trust your instincts. Decide what you want to shoot and shoot it obsessively, until the work becomes inextricably woven into the beauty and the banality of your daily life, until it becomes an extension of yourself.