Dennis’ path, from his small island roots in Twillingate, Newfoundland, Canada to his current career as a photographer and eco-tour leader, has taken him through more than three decades of both local and international work. Educated as a wildlife biologist, his first professional job was as the designer/manager of a nature education and wildlife rehabilitation centre. He also worked for about 30 years as an environmental educator in Newfoundland/Labrador, Africa, the Seychelles, and the Caribbean.
Dennis strives to make his work quiet, contemplative, evocative and filled with light. Always he seeks to inspire in the viewer a deeper connection with the natural world. About his photography, Dennis says: “My images reflect my reaction to what I see and what moves me. Rarely are they preconceived and then executed. The primary driving factor is light rather than the subject. My goal in creating an image is, not simply to document, but to inspire an emotional response in the viewer that might echo what I feel when I am making the image. I think that outstanding photography should communicate through the eye to the heart and bring new awareness and respect for our amazing world.”