I am an avid, amateur photographer. I work as a librarian in Toronto, Canada but I spend all my free time (and disposable income) photographing in Canada and around the world. I was born in South Africa, and have lived in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Malaysia. My love of photography started in my teens when my mother gave me her old Pentax Spotmatic and my parents allowed me to set up a black and white darkroom in our basement where I printed a lot of pretty terrible images. I hope I have improved somewhat since then.