Derek Shapton uses a spontaneous approach in his photography, connecting with ease to unique characters, drawing out genuine emotion. Through this ease, he is able to capture the most of any situation. Derek is a careful observer, looking for the spaces in-between the moments that tell a deeper story. With a gentle, warm presence, it‘s no wonder that Derek is called upon shoot some of Canada’s most diverse personalities. He has a natural ability to connect with people, sometimes within only a few moments of meeting them. This quality shines through in his work, both in his portraits and candid shots. Often using only natural light and his camera, Derek’s approach and technical expertise always delivers stunning images.