Awards & Prizes

People's Choice Winner, 2016
Southern Ocean Art Prize

Selected Publications & Photographic Exhibts

Google Maps Lists local expert, Toronto
EnVeritas Group, 2018

Searching for Soulful Noodles
Wingspan Magazine, March 2015

Spires and Dreaming

Kansai Scene Magazine, September 2013

Forging the Spirit
Wingspan Magazine, December 2012

Spirited away by Ireland's Charm
Kansai Scene, October 2012

Flashback to the sandy beaches of Izu
The Japan Times, August 26 2012

Layers and layers of London
Kansai Scene, August 2012

Narai's nostalgic delights revisited
The Japan Times, May 20 2012

Cambodia experience facilitated aid effort in the Tohoku region
The Japan Times, March 10 2012

Winter Kept us Warm in Kamikochi's Silence
The Japan Times, March 04 2012

Market Network Helps Community Bounce Back
The Japan Times, January 07 2012

Enjoy a Hot Night Out at Nozawa Onsen
The Japan Times, January 01 2012

Memories of Mount Takao
The Japan Times, November 20 2011

Shooting Stars
Shutterbug Magazine, Fall Expert Photo Techniques Issue, 2011

Yatsugatake wanderings in the wet
The Japan Times, October 02 2011

Coming of Age in Kamakura
The Japan Times, August 21 2011

Travel firms feel pinch, pitch in after disasters
Industry faces long road to recovery amid fallout from March 11
The Japan Times, May 24 2011

The change of Cosmos
New Internationalist, April 26 2011

Evacuation turns into chance to help victims
Temporarily displaced foreigners rally around to help raise money, awareness
The Japan Times, April 9 2011

Those Old Snow Country blues
The Japan Times, March 6 2011

Tsumago: Living off its past
The Japan Times, February 6 2011

Japan Peak to Peak
Real Travel, September 2010

PV Rajagopal: India's mass mobilizer
New Internationalist, September 2010

Getting High in the Highlands
The Japan Times, August 8 2010

Takamatsu Then and Now
The Japan Times, July 11 2010

Rising Seas
World Watch Magazine, May/June 2010

Soaking up the Simians: Hell's Valley in Yudanaka is a heavenly hot spot for bathing macaques
The Japan Times, January 3 2010

Unfolding Enlightenment: A Short Primer on the History of Japanese Buddhism
J Select Magazine, October/November 2009

Taking an Izu Islands Tonic
The Japan Times, July 4 2009

Weighing in Heavy
J Select Magazine, June/July 2009 [words only]

Stretching Tokyo: Yoga in the Capital
J Select Magazine, April/May 2009

Nude, Together: a Short History of Bathing in Japan
J Select Magazine, May/June 2009

Digging for Deals
J Select Magazine, April/May 2009

Ramen King
J Select Magazine, March 2009 [words only]

Responsibility of Metaboli
J Select Magazine, January/February 2009

The Ainu's Modern Struggle
World Watch Magazine, November/December 2008

India's Janadesh 2007
Feature article, World Watch Magazine, March/April 2007


Selected Photographic Publications

How to beat jet lag in Tokyo
Hoshi no Yu
Financial Times September 19, 2019

Five Countries Where People Live the Longest

BBC Travel August 9, 2017

The World's Strangest Hangover Cures

Travel + Leisure December 2015

US regulation misses some GM crops

Nature August 2013

World's Coolest Ceilings
Travel + Leisure July 2011

the Marshall Islands
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country Profile

Jaluit Atoll
350.org September 2009

Moumon and Me, Part 1
www.gourmet.com, August 8 2008

"Know Your Rights - Know the Price"; Guidelines for Selling Your Images
Shutterbug Magazine, May 2008


2017 Ontario Landscapes, Sportsman's Inn, Killarney
2007 Bento Box, Full Spectrum Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
2007 Bento Box, Zencha Tea Bar, Collingwood, Ontario [solo]
2007 Echoes in Light, L.E. Shore Memorial Gallery, Thornbury, Ontario
2004 Trans Tokyo, Propeller Gallery, Toronto www.transtokyo.com
2004 Trans, Big Studio Gallery, Yokohama, Japan



Professional Experience

Copywriter, Into Japan Specialist Tours
2007 to 2009
Drafting web and print content for a Japan specialist tour company

Freelance Press Release Writer
2003 to 2005
Drafting press releases to tight deadlines for a number of Toronto art galleries

Arts Editor, Rind Magazine www.rindmag.com
2003 to 2004
Selecting, editing, proofreading and formatting articles for online publication


2006 Humber College Graduate Certificate, Creative Writing
2005 to 2006 Nagano International Culture College, Certificate in Japanese
1999 to 2001 University of Toronto Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies