I am a photo junkie......I have shot professionally but mostly for myself. I enjoy all types of photography but I have a special interest in street photography and also in travel portraiture. I hope this contest may help me gain more employment shooting people in their natural environments as that is most definitely my first love. I graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Japanese studies and a minor in World History [summa cum laude] I also have a blog and enjoy using the written word to also express my emotions and thoughts on various issues of concern both here at home in Canada and also on the World's stage. I am a big fan of foreign affairs - particularly America's involvement around the world and of course the upcoming election on November 8th in the States. I believe this coming election , is without a shadow of a doubt , the most important election American's have faced in the last century. I truly believe that a Trump presidency would make the world a much more dangerous place, I believe this with all my heart. Trump is also no friend of the environment and since we are past the environmental tipping point in the opinion of many an esteemed scientists, I am surprised that this issue has received little attention especially considering the fact that most of the jobs promised by Trump, through his massive deregulation of all sorts of industry, will more than likely come from environmentally destructive resources ie: Fracking; Coal and Dirty Oil - Anyway, enough of that. I look forward to reading a thoughtful and honest review of my efforts - how I can improve my imagery and maybe a few words of encouragement. I also look forward very much to seeing the work of other contributors. There is so much great young talent out there these days !