Welcome to dlairdallan.ca

My Blog

This blog will cover any type of photography.  We use our talent and vision through our viewfinder to see the world.

My short biography

My history.

I was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1949 and grew up in Windsor, Ontario.  In 1971 I joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and went west to the training academy (Depot) in Regina, Saskatchewan.  From there I was stationed to British Columbia, where I spent my 31 year career.  28 of those 31 years were spent in the traffic and collision analyst/reconstructionist field.  Over that span I photographed every conceivable type of motor vehicle collision, attending over 4000.


Upon leaving the Force in 2002 I started a small professional business with my camera and expertise.  I successfully completed the New York Institute of Photography Course.  I am a people person and my favourite subjects are in fact people.  I use a photo journalistic style and try to capture the essence of the event or person in a candid and spontaneous way.  I have and will continue to attempt to capture our history for future generations to enjoy.


I continue to gain experience and am trying to keep up to date in the ever expanding digital world as well as putting into use the cameras on the different phones.  I will continue to follow my passion for life through my viewfinder.  In 2009 I underwent a major medical event that has changed my life forever. 


I have now re-retired from the photo business but will continue to follow the viewfinder and will just choose the gigs that I want.  I hope to some day meet you in my view finder.


Carpe diem and stay safe, Laird;

On the job

Contact me

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D. Laird Allan

505 - 192nd street, Surrey, BC V3Z9R9, Canada

(604) 541-0572
cell (604) 787-8403
laird@dlairdallan.ca