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