One of Edwin's first loves took place in his teens in the 1960s when he discovered the magic of watching images in a darkroom appear on paper that had been blank moments before. His passion to take photographs took hold soon after. Along the way he earned a degree in Photographic Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. While he learned much from the instruction provided by Dave Heath and others at Ryerson, some of his other teachers over the years have been the black and white photographs seen in galleries and books made by the great photographers working primarily in the middle of the 20th century. Edwin shied away from showing his work for many years and went on to work directing theatre productions for the stage, followed by producing documentary films. During that time his heart remained deeply drawn to capturing street life as it unfolds on his regular travels around the world.