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VESPERTINE (meaning something that occurs in the evening) Collective was inspired by the nocturnal process of photography. Late nights in the darkroom and experimenting with images in front of a computer glow while everyone else sleeps.

I began taking photographs twelve years ago in the local graveyards of Toronto, Ontario. Inspired by sound, decay, texture and mood, I gravitated towards people and places that felt intimate and unusual. The desire to expose the beauty of the bizarre, and the nature of vulnerability evolved into the work I create today.

Having led a nomadic life living in Los Angeles and in various cities across Canada as a child and teenager, the camera became a familiar companion that traveled along side me. Experimenting with film, polaroid, and medium format inside makeshift darkrooms became a passionate…

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  • Joined September 20, 2011

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film, digital, polaroid, collage, photo paper, darkroom chemicals

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About

VESPERTINE (meaning something that occurs in the evening) Collective was inspired by the nocturnal process of photography. Late nights in the darkroom and experimenting with images in front of a computer glow while everyone else sleeps.

I began taking photographs twelve years ago in the local graveyards of Toronto, Ontario. Inspired by sound, decay, texture and mood, I gravitated towards people and places that felt intimate and unusual. The desire to expose the beauty of the bizarre, and the nature of vulnerability evolved into the work I create today.

Having led a nomadic life living in Los Angeles and in various cities across Canada as a child and teenager, the camera became a familiar companion that traveled along side me. Experimenting with film, polaroid, and medium format inside makeshift darkrooms became a passionate pass-time before moving into the digital world of photography.

To date my work ranges from documentary-style landscapes taken in Central America, Europe, Africa, North America and Australia, to highly stylized studio portraiture influenced by the overt sexuality of magazine culture and textural nature of avant garde fashion and underground fetish culture.

Currently I'm living and working in Melbourne, Australia where I'm immersing myself in the eclectic music, drag and burlesque scene as a freelancer and as part of Pin-Up Kittens Management.






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