I have been photographing seriously since 2001 concentrating on nature and street photography. In 2012 I started my jazz photography career taking pictures of the group Red Hot Ramble. When I retired in 2013 I started to volunteer at JAZZ.FM91 and shortly after I joined I started doing photography for them.
I have photographed for the Markham, Toronto, and Kensington Market festivals. My favourite Festival was the Niagara Jazz Festival where I got to meet such wonderful people who volunteered at the festival. I photographed two seasons of the festival. some shows at the cafe, the World Music show, and a big band show. I can’t say enough about Juliet and Peter who took me in with such warm hospitality. They made me feel right at home and part of the festival family.
COVID put a stop to my jazz career so I have concentrated on nature, specifically birds. My images can be seen on Facebook under my name (Bill Beard).