Amateur and professional transmuter, dependent wholly upon context. Dualist and dualistic too - can't forget to put those traits in. Wearer of some Hats (capitalized to denote the heuristic classification of varying skillsets applied to delineate how I spend portions of my day, vis à vis the term "work")
Photographer hat, engage!
My Grandma was our family photographer growing up - her old Canons were sacred black boxes that I've always found fascinating. We lived on a farm that was across from a swamp and a couple hundred meters away from any other human beings, so you'd get to know your subjects well: The stalwart garden spider casting its daily net; Grandpa's blue pickup camouflaged with bowls of dust tossed up from dirt and gravel roads; the geometric brilliance of a flat plane of corn etching endless rows of shadow against the rising sun. These are the elements that have trained my eye for photography.
After University I rekindled my affection for photography and have been shooting since 2009. I shoot street, travel, events, and a bit of nature. I've worked with THEMUSEUM, Sustainable Waterloo Region, Nerd Nite KW, Wilfrid Laurier University, HackerNest KW among other clients. My images have also been shown in the Kitchener Chronicle, CBC KW and Waterloo Region Vital Signs report in 2013 and 2014, along with art shows such as 8x10 EXPOSE POTENTIAL, FLASH WR in 2015, and most recently I collaborated with Al Doerksen and Charlene Le Duc to showcase Inside/Out at the Summer Lights Festival in 2016.
Maker hat, engage!
I self-identify as a Maker, though the more accurate term would likely be Chameleon Educator. The Kitchener-Waterloo community identifies me as a Maker primarily because I currently coordinate The Underground Studio at THEMUSEUM. I work with electronics platforms such as Arduino, structural materials such as wood and PVC, the precepts of Constructionism, and silkscreen too; this is all incongruous with my Physics background from the University of Waterloo and has totally stretched my academic repertoire into a putty of ideas shaped by a weird thought machine.
I'm currently interested in creating large-scale geometric games using NeoPixels, pedagogical paragdims challenging traditional learning methods, learning how to sew, and any venture that ignites that little spark that we all have that we label imagination.