Vincent has been a professional artist for th past 16 years specializing in photography, video, graphic design and youth art facilitating. He graduated from SAIT in 1999 with a Journalism Arts Diploma and graduated from AMTC in 2001 with a Multimedia Diploma. He is currently pursuing a degree in Motion Picture Arts at RDC and will be graduating in 2015.
His work has been published and showcased in 7 galleries, Time magazine, and numerous programs and books for the City of Calgary. He has teamed up with many non-profit organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, Red Cross, Antyx Community Arts and the Tallman Foundation to empower youth. His most notable mentorship projects have been the “Hope Art” program that involved 18 schools in the greater Forest Lawn area in Calgary and his “Trinity Art” program in the country of Trinidad and Tobago.
Vincent has been teaching photography an other art forms since 2007 to over 2000 youth and adults. His style of teaching uses a hands on approach focusing on emotions, storytelling and abstract interpretation.
One of Vincent’s life goals, (currently at 88), is to travel to every continent in the world and take pictures (5 to go!) He also wants to enter the Guinness book of world records for a photo project he plans to reveal in the near future.
Have you ever had emotions you could not explain or had trouble describing a situation with words? Visual communication is so important in our society and the majority of us do not even realize we are using it. This non verbal communication can be demonstrated through our many senses like body language, symbols or metaphors. As I continue to evolve as an artist, I am becoming more intune with this communication and I call it “Photo Language.”
Additionally, I am always telling stories through creative mediums such as photography, video and design. My latest venture is 3D Photography, poetry and hip hop music. I am working on a book idea/project as well as music. I am always trying to grow as an artist and progress in my knowledge.
My passion is working with marginalized youth and using art as a medium to empower them. I love to see youth build self-confidence and have a voice through art creation.
My style of visual communication is being a storyteller. My inspiration comes from the Holy Spirit.