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


D. Laird Allan

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

(604) 541-0572
cell (604) 787-8403