Hi, I am Derek.

I am a freelance commercial, lifestyle, and landscape photographic artist from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I recently finished my Bachelor of Education After-Degree at Concordia University of Edmonton, with a focus on primary education. However, I enjoy teaching students of all ages, K-12. I strive to bring my love for photography into every one of my classrooms.

My journey in photography has taken me across continents. I pursued my photography studies in the Bachelor of Photography Degree program at Griffith University - The Queensland College of Art (QCA) in Brisbane, Australia, with a strong emphasis on commercial creative advertising. Prior to this, I honed my skills at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), where I graduated with my Photographic Technology Diploma

My love for photography is fueled by my worldly travels and the thrill of meeting new people and exploring unknown places. I am constantly seeking to enhance my skills, particularly in underwater photo and video production, alongside my strong interest as a professional suba diver/Divemaster.

I am driven by the desire to capture moments that will last a lifetime and beyond. My ultimate goal is to establish a deeper connection with my subjects, creating a timeless and realistic approach to my art. 

Let's create something together and make it special.

Love and Laughs,