About

I’m a photographer living on Denman Island in British Columbia, Canada. I began working as a photojournalist in 1978 specializing in editorial assignments and stock images for magazines and book publishers.

In 1994 I was hired by North Island College in Courtenay, B.C. to teach photography in the college’s School of Fine Arts. Four years later I designed and established its Professional Photography Certificate Program.¬†

Over the years I’ve had photographs displayed in salons in Australia, Canada, Taiwan, France, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United States plus several solo and group exhibitions in west coast galleries.

Lately I have been designing and self-publishing  travel and art photo books using the templates and on-line bookstore offered by Blurb publishing. An ardent traveller, these have given me the opportunity to incorporate my photojournal experience with graphic art layout techniques while enjoying the sights and sounds, people and lifestyles of other countries and places.

In the category of fine art, I have produced a collection of Abstract photo images garnered from auto wreckers, marinas, scrap metal yards, barns and abandoned houses in Mexico, Greece, Italy and locally on Vancouver Island. My extensive collection of blurred cultural dancers shot in studio or at live performances has been carefully edited into a touring gallery show and photo book based on Shapeshifting and it’s apparent affect on the dancers. I’ve also recently enjoyed a collaboration with a street artist in designing a book based on original art work he made in Mexico which I scanned and transferred into digital files. See ‘Ralfs Artifax’ under PHOTO BOOKS.