For almost 40 years Max has been making his living as a professional photographer. He owns one of the oldest photographic studios in Canada, Ashley and Crippen. Although making his living photographing people he spends much of his free time doing what he loves best, being outside in nature and capturing the beauty that surrounds us. He has been published in Photo Life, Canadian Geographic and many other magazines. He has also sold his images through the Cadogan Gallery in Toronto and many homes in and around the GTA show off his beautiful birds on their walls. During this time he has also given presentations to naturalist groups, schools, camera clubs and community colleges. He is also a member of Ontario Field Ornithologists, Pickering Naturalists, Toronto Entomologists Association, Hamilton Naturalist and quite a few other organizations. He has been a judge for international insect and nature photography competitions many times.
Max is originally from Montreal and now lives in Downtown Toronto.