The Human Condition
“The characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality".

Spirits Amongst Us / DohaArtworks

This work reflects a fascination with the ‘Human Condition’ which has been the driving force behind a lifetime studying, planning and designing the built environment; essentially, the fabric around us.
My work highlights the various threads that make up this fabric and enrich our lives on so many levels.
The digital compositions in the series ‘Spirits Amongst Us’ begin to explore another dimension to this fabric, a realm in which a divine presence is at work; our subconscious. Our subconscious plays a pivotal role in how we interpret the world, how we see ourselves and how we interact with others.
This is a world that can only be seen through our subconscious or, if extremely fortunate, captured through a camera’s lens.
These images provide a glimpse into this realm. ​​​​​​​
Who Will Take Care of You When I am Gone?
Who Will Take Care of You When I am Gone?
The Second Coming
The Second Coming
We Rise When We Lift Others
We Rise When We Lift Others
Do You Hear The Cranes, My Brother?
Do You Hear The Cranes, My Brother?
My Old Neighbourhood...Bittersweet
My Old Neighbourhood...Bittersweet
Trust Me, Follow Me
Trust Me, Follow Me
Just A Whisper Away
Just A Whisper Away
Spirits In Rome
Spirits In Rome
Once It Was Easy To Set Me On Fire
Once It Was Easy To Set Me On Fire
Spirits In Huron County l
Spirits In Huron County l
Spirits In Huron County ll
Spirits In Huron County ll
In Dreams ll
In Dreams ll
In Dreams
In Dreams
Walk quietly...Best Not To Disturb Their Sleep 2019
Walk quietly...Best Not To Disturb Their Sleep 2019
Family of Man 2019
Family of Man 2019
Family of Man 2019
Family of Man 2019
Family of Man 2019
Family of Man 2019
Family of Man 2019
Family of Man 2019
Exhibit Of The Unknown 2019
Exhibit Of The Unknown 2019
The Secret Life of Machines lll 2019
The Secret Life of Machines lll 2019
Spirits in Doha
Spirits in Doha
Spirits In Abu Dhabi 2018
Spirits In Abu Dhabi 2018
Eurydice, Waiting For Orpheus 2018
Eurydice, Waiting For Orpheus 2018
A Whisper of Mortality
A Whisper of Mortality
Spirits, Lang Century Village
Spirits, Lang Century Village


Individual Images
Who Will Take Care of You When I Am Gone?
Digital Composition 2022
Limited edition of  20 archival prints 
Image 510 x 366 mm (20" x 14")
$600 print only 
$750 as framed
'The Second Coming' ​​​​​​​
Digital Composition 2022
Limited edition of  20 archival prints 
Image 510 x 366 mm (20" x 14")
$600 print only 
$750 as framed
Do You Hear the Cranes, my Brother?
This digital composition is based on a Ukrainian requiem. The cranes are migrating and will likely die in a foreign land. The cranes symbolize soldiers going to war, and is usually sung at military funerals. Like the cranes, not all return from their arduous journey.  Its a powerful token of remembrance among those in exile, or forced to flee and emigrate...my Ukrainian family.
Digital Composition 2022
Limited edition of  20 archival prints 
Image 405 x 612 mm (16" x 24")
$600 print only 
$750 as framed


'We Rise When We Lift Others'
Digital composition 2022 / Collection 'Family of Man'. 
Digital Composition 2022
Limited edition of  20 archival prints 
Image   510 x 288 mm ( 20" x 11")
$600 print only 
$750 as framed
Trust Me, Follow Me 
Spoleto, Italy 1972 
Just A Whisper Away
Italy 1972 
Death...
'Do You Hear The Cranes, My Brother?'
 Digital composition 2022 / Collection 'Family of Man'. 
Limited edition of  20 archival prints
Image   510 x 288 mm ( 20" x 11")
$600 print only 
$750 as framed
Madonna With Children

Spirits In Rome 1972
Early one morning, from my balcony on Via Giulia
"Once It Was Easy To Set Me On Fire"
Huron County, 1938​​​​​​​
Digital composition 2022 / Collection 'Family of Man'. 
Digital Composition 2022
Limited edition of  20 archival prints 
Image   510 x 288 mm ( 20" x 11")
$600 print only 
$750 as framed

Spirits In Huron County l
1925
Spirits In Huron County ll
1925
In Dreams
Piazza Navona, Rome 1972
In Dreams
Huron County, 1976
Walk Softly...Best To Not Disturb their Sleep
Goderich 2019
Family of Man 
Chicago 1969
Family Of Man
Chicago 1969
Family Of Man
Chicago 1969
Exhibit of the Unknown
London Zoo  2012 
Limited edition of twenty prints
Image dimensions 500 x 358 mm
I photographed an empty exhibit at the zoo in London, England 2019
 however, when I downloaded the image...
The Secret Life of Machines 
'Everything Is Not Going to Be Alright'

Waterloo, Ontario 1972
The gas pumps seemed to be holding hands, providing comfort to each other during the ice storm.​​​​​​​
Eurydice, Waiting for Orpheus
Rome 1972

Stumbled across this portal to the Netherworld while exploring the 
backstreets of Rome  
Spirits in Doha 2006/2017

A simple photograph of a woman in an abaya however, when I 
downloaded the image... ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Spirits in Lang Century Village

I spent many afternoons here, unnoticed by the spirits from the past
Spirits in Abu Dhabi 
2003

Captured this when I came into work early one morning
...wondering what happened during the night
A Whisper Of Mortality 
1975

Working on my architectural thesis, I was photographing a portion of Queen Street.
When I developed the negatives, they revealed a parallel realm co-existng with the one I am in.

If you are interested in any of these digital compositions, please submit the contact form and I will be happy to respond.
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