Bio

I teach English at Centennial College, write and take photographs. I like to take people and travel photos the most. I also like to take photographs of Canadian writers I admire, such as the ones here of Irving Layton and Barry Callaghan. I have a book coming out of interviews and photographs of senior Canadian poets and also an interview with John Metcalf with photos in The New Quarterly scheduled for the fall.

My urge is always to try to preserve the past. I don't think I'm the world's greatest photographer - I'm competent enough - but I have a good historical sense. I like the pictures of Hemingway fishing as a boy as much as the famous Karsh portrait. For me every picture is the record of a moment. I like to try and capture that moment.

David O'Rourke

Using the Photo Viewer on the members' pages
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Members who want their own page should submit 8 photos (although a few more is OK if you want) and a bio to the Communications Director.  Photos should be at least 400 pixels in each dimension - more is better but they will be reduced to 400 for this page - although you can request larger if you like.  All photos the same size works better in this viewer but it's not critical.