Stu shoots mainly nature and scenics in southern Manitoba and surrounding areas although sometimes he takes his camera across Canada or to other parts of the world. He especially enjoys “wild places” where the intrusion of humans is less evident.

Stu strives for pictures that show an aspect of something that is rarely or never visible to the observer such as photos of live dragonflies and butterflies in the field showing exquisite detail. More recently he has been out at night turning his camera toward the moon and the Milky Way.

Taking the photo is only the first part of the creative process. Stu prefers a natural look in prints and works hard to apply his knowledge and experience to create prints that truly reflect the original scenes. For the last few years he has been creating short runs of giclee prints for other artists and finds it very satisfying to produce a print essentially indistinguishable from the original art work.

Stu’s work has been well received at judged art shows and competitions such as The Red River Photo Exhibition and he values the feedback received. He also attends photography workshops and reads widely to learn new techniques to further develop and refine his skill and sharpen his vision.

Stu is a member of the Pinawa Art Gallery and his work is available there and at local town markets and sales. It can also be viewed at his web site,, and purchased using the contact information on the web site or by contacting him directly at [email protected]