“Well designed camera accessories can make people feel confident and comfortable while shooting and exploring what they love, whatever they may be.”
“Photography has always been a constant interest for me, it always stuck close by when everything else fell to the waste side.”
Why is making handmade goods important to you?
Sustainability is important to me. The art of the process and slowing down, going back to our roots, simple things. That’s important to me. We remember through these moments what makes us happy, what makes us live in the now. The process is just as important as the product. The more unique and thought out the process naturally more authentic and revered the product.
What is your design background?
I’m not sure if I have a truly professional one, yet I’ve always designed, made and crafted for as long as I could remember. I graduated from McMaster University in Philosophy and Communications and after university I completed a round of ridiculous fashion internships, photography projects and and odd jobs yet I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I took a risk and decided to go straight to the source. I applied to a Masters course in Paris at ESMOD in Luxury Business Management. Not for me. Luxury was definitely not for me, nor was the ignorance of the industry. Yet, travel, photography and well-made leather goods, that’s what I realized was and still is for me.