Hello. I’m Dave Sandford, a professional photographer based in London, Ontario, Canada. I’ve primarily covered professional sports for the past 19 years. During that time, I’ve worked extensively with the NHL, NBA and Hockey Hall of Fame. I’m proud to have covered 17 Stanley Cup Championships, 9 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, 2 Winter Olympics, Super Bowl XL, NBA and MLB playoffs, as well as numerous All-Star Games for NHL, NBA and MLB.
What you may not know about me is that my passion for photography was born from a love of nature and wildlife. My earliest attempts at photography, as a child and into my teen years, were of birds, critters and beautiful Canadian landscapes. I’ve been fortunate, as an adult, to photograph far beyond Canada’s boarders from the frozen tundra of the Arctic to the warm waters of the South Pacific capturing diverse wildlife and landscapes.
Over the past 2 years, my nature photography has taken me into the frigid waters of Lake Erie where I tackled the challenge of “the Gales of November” as well as a world away to the surf breaks off the southeast coast of Australia.
2016 has been an exciting time in my life as well as in my career. This year, I ventured below the surface of the Indian Ocean for the thrill of a lifetime; cage diving to shoot Great White sharks. Later this summer I will be the photographer in residence for photographic expeditions to both the Arctic and Antarctic.
With this site I hope to take you along on my journeys and bring you into my world through the images I capture. If you find an image that speaks to you browse the site as all are available as prints. Thanks for taking the time to stop by, keep checking back as imagery will be added on a regular basis.