Bio

It has been my experience that no matter where I go, what I do, with whom I speak, we all have a story to tell. Some are tragic and break your heart, and some are humorous anecdotes of a long life lived to the fullest. Some stories are about unimaginable strength, failure, and courage in the face of adversity. Regardless of origin, stories have the ability to share valuable messages to those seeking the truth in everyday life, from everyday people, doing everyday things.

My Story, lives SMACK in the middle of all of the above through various forms of adventure, and employment including; Occupational S.C.U.B.A. Diving, Fire Fighting, Kayak Guiding, Animal Cruelty Investigation, and even Lighthouse Keeping on the west coast of Canada. As it turns out, it is through photography and writing that I find my greatest source of peace and focus.

With a keen sense of adventure and restless feet, my love of Canada and all it has to offer has propelled my curious mind forward, beyond even where I thought possible. I have traveled from coast to coast via the unbeatable Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 van I call home most of the time. I have lived in many wonderful places including; Charlottetown P.E.I., Courtenay, Quadra Island B.C., Banff Alberta, Kingston, and Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia. Each ridiculously interesting in their own right. The beauty of Canada's Maritimes, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia is awe inspiring. Famous for its ship building in the late 19th century, and full of amazing, history. In addition to Canada's greats, I have been fortunate enough to live for half a year, in the wonderful town of Napier, New Zealand where I experienced new cultures, and a new way of being. On my list of places to go; Newfoundland & Labrador, Haida Gwaii, The Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. Perhaps even the Northwest Passage!

With the spiritual, and emotional insights that I have gained from all that I have done, and all of the amazing people that I have learned from, I have tried to take away as much as I could to better understand human nature, and how it translates into life. It is my goal to help you translate and share your story, through photography. For the better part of a decade, I have been working on developing my skills, with both my camera, and my mind, to help this process take place.

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Peace.

Geoffrey McNamara
250-218-6564
geoff@smackphotography.com
"I think we all know somebody who could use a good Smack."