John played ice hockey growing up in Canada but found his passion for cycling and cycling photography through the photographs of Sergio Penazzo in International Cycle Sport magazine and Henri Besson In Miroir du cyclisme and then the great Graham Watson. He rode for Canada at the 1981 junior world championships in Leipzig, East Germany but realized he lacked enough of both talent and desire to continue racing. A life long cyclist, he now enjoys riding in the very early morning darkness with his powerful German helmet light. His current cameras are a Ricoh GR II with a leaf shutter in burst mode with a Canon flash synched to the hot shoe and a Nikon D3. HIs favorite non cycling photography books are Winogrand 1964, Daido Moriyama 71 New York and Dirk Braeckman by Dirk Braeckman.