Why are these bios always written in the third person? Who started this? I would like to know as Ronnie has questions for them.
Growing up all over Asia and the U.K. during the '80s and '90s before coming to Toronto, and lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel the world, Ronnie approaches any projects he's involved in with an eyes-open, hands-on, humanistic global worldview.
Ronnie's journey into creating powerful imagery and telling stories began in 2004 when he bought himself a mobile phone with a [then] revolutionary 1-megapixel camera built into it. It was the first of its kind for Ronnie, and unbeknownst to him, his life would be propelled into a different direction from that day forward.
Working in media and journalism since 2006 has given him the opportunity to hone and perfect many types of photography from static subjects with ample prep time, all the way to fast-moving subjects requiring split-second calculations and adjustments in inclement weather conditions. There are no situations or conditions in which he's not willing and able to do whatever it takes to nail the shot. Versatility in his craft has taken him to places beyond his wildest [almost] imaginations.
He's had the privilege to be instrumental in growing brands into successful businesses from the ground up and the opportunity to take an already established brand to the next level with his relevant ideas and extensive experience with today's market.
As far as topics and subjects go, there is [almost] nothing that's off-limits to him. From the essential industry-standard commercial images, to out-of-the-box innovation, all the way to the weirdest urban subcultures and interests, he's up for the challenge and looks forward to telling the story the way it deserves to be told – whatever it is.
Working as part of a team has always been essential for Ronnie. He understands that there can almost always be something to be learned from working with others – by both parties involved. Whether the team consists of Ronnie as the sole creative working with a client, or if the team is made up of a collective of creatives and clients, he considers any project he takes on as teamwork.
Ronnie's versatility and personality has given him the opportunity to work with clients ranging from companies like Honda, Suzuki, Chrysler, BMW, Canadian Music Week, Autoblog, AOL, Environmental Defence, Government of Canada, to name a few; to countless individuals and smaller business – each just as important as the next.
As a highly social and engaged person that throws themselves head-on into anything they're interested in—be it high-performance cars and bikes, the local music and creative scene, history, working with the marginalized in the community, action sports, Jedi Knight training, Defence Against the Dark Arts, and playing shows with his band—Ronnie never hesitates to combine all his passions and hobbies with photography.
Technical expertise is crucial to being able to produce stunning images, but Ronnie believes that photography is much more than that. It's having the ability to connect with subjects and humans on a deeper level and understanding. With Ronnie's global experience, several lifetimes of extreme highs and lows; and a keen and open understanding of the human condition, he's able to produce images that go beyond a simple expertly framed snapshot. Images that tell a story – images that capture the beauty and ugliness of life in all its glory.
If you're interested in exploring your ideas or collaborating with him, feel free to hit the contact button up top and reach him in one of the many bajillion ways one can connect in this day and age. He's genuinely excited to work with new people and becoming a key player in taking your ideas to the next level.
He still has no idea why these things are written like didn't write it himself.