Exploring the creative process

I’m on an ongoing journey to understand and explore the process of creativity and how it powers the world. I believe that we all need to and want to exercise creativity in our lives and in our work, solving problems and creating unique and compelling solutions individually as well as in collaboration with others.

If you’re here for the first time or wondering who I am, I invite you to read a little about me and what drives me. You can also check out my official bio. Thanks for visiting my site.

Recent 2019 projects

  • In January I was in Prince Edward Island photographing red foxes
  • I used that trip to produce my first video and launch the Creativity at Scale YouTube channel
  • I performed in three great concerts, two with the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra and one with the Ottawa Klezmer Band
  • At the end of January and in February I was in Japan photographing street scenes and other sights in Tokyo and other urban centres and photographing landscapes and wildlife in Hokkaido
  • I was in Banff for some night sky photography, winter landscapes and a bit of wildlife photography

Upcoming 2019 projects

The plan so far…

Winter

  • I’ll be in Kenya and Tanzania looking for wildlife in Amboseli National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, and of course the Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • I’ll be performing in another concert with the Ottawa Klezmer Band

Spring

  • Traveling up north past Qikiqtarjuaq, around 68 degrees north, to camp on the ice looking for polar bears and after I return to Iqaluit I’ll be heading out for another multi-day camp to looking for other wildlife such as wolves, musk ox, caribou, and arctic foxes
  • Khutzeymateen Provincial Park in British Columbia to observe grizzlies
  • Two concerts leading the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra
  • I’ll be teaching a new course on creativity in Carleton University’s continuing education program in May and June
  • I’ll also be heading back to Prince Edward Island to photography fox kits

Summer

  • Alaska searching for grizzlies and other wildlife in various places including Lake Clark, Lake Iliamna, and Larsen Bay on Kodiak Island
  • Svalbard (around 80 degrees north) looking for polar bears, arctic foxes, and other arctic wildlife during the endless days of midnight sun
  • Norway looking for reindeer, musk ox, and moose in Dovrefjell National Park and looking for great landscapes on the way back to Oslo
  • We’ll be announcing the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season around this time

Fall

  • Northern Manitoba looking for polar bears, grizzly bears, black bears including colour phase bears, moose, wolves, caribou, and more
  • Chilcotin country looking for grizzlies and other wildlife
  • Zambia at two different locations photographing wildlife
  • Botswana looking for wildlife in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta
  • South Africa at some special locations photographing wildlife
  • Churchill, Manitoba looking for polar bears, red foxes (including hopefully some cross foxes), arctic foxes, willow and rock ptarmigan, and gyrfalcons

2020

  • I’ll be presenting a new festival/conference in Ottawa that I hope to announce in summer or fall 2019

Photographing wildlife in the winter

Playing flamenco guitar

Playing jazz

Speaking about the process of creativity