For over 30 years Derek worked as a Manufacturing Engineer in a large automotive company in Windsor, Ontario. He has always been interested in photography, since his receiving first camera, a Kodak Instamatic, in the late sixties. In Windsor he was very active in the camera club, winning numerous ribbons and trophies.
Derek and his family retired to Vancouver Island in 2001, and being surrounded by endless nature and wildlife meant that his interest in photography really took off. Since being on the Island he has had many photographic shows, and is proud to be represented by All Canada Photos.
Photography is all about light, and Derek waits patiently for the perfect light. In fact, his motto is ”Without the perfect light, don’t bother!”