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Photography is in my family’s genes. I had a great-grandfather who was a globetrotting photographer in the 1800’s and each generation after him has continued the tradition as photo enthusiasts and hobbyists. (That's me and my brother above, photo taken by my mother.)

 

FLICKR

Below are some of my photos from my Flickr feed, all shared with a Creative Commons license. (By the way, the cool (Canadian) history of Flickr is here.)

ISTOCK

And my fledgling iStockphoto feed is here. iStock (now part of Getty) also has Canadian roots, launched in my hometown of Calgary, Canada – a very successful and early case of commercial crowdsourcing!

Photo by ShazzMack

Photo by ShazzMack

Photos in use via iStockphoto from my Shazz portfolio in the fantastic Uppercase Magazine. Egg painting by the talented Donna Elkow, an amazing illustrator and owner of The Creative Cat.

Photos in use via iStockphoto from my Shazz portfolio in the fantastic Uppercase Magazine. Egg painting by the talented Donna Elkow, an amazing illustrator and owner of The Creative Cat.

CREATIVE COMMONS PHOTOS FOR COMMERCIAL USE

Photo by ShazzMack (used by Studio 360 and Bruce Mau Design to promote their "Rebrand Canada" project)

Photo by ShazzMack (used by Studio 360 and Bruce Mau Design to promote their "Rebrand Canada" project)