Jonathon McKinney – Light the SPARK: Emerging Artist 2023

Jonathon McKinney, Untitled, Model: Poet

Light the SPARK: Emerging Artists Exhibit
SPARK Photo Festival Exhibit

Peterborough Public Library; lower foyer
345 Aylmer St N
Phone 705 745.5382

Mon to Fri: 10 am – 8 pm
Sat & Sun: 10 am – 5 pm

Light the SPARK: Emerging Artist

Jonathon McKinney

Instagram @jmckinney_photography

Jonathon McKinney’s exhibit is sponsored by Bellwether Family Wealth – Weichel & Associates

Jonathon McKinney is a young photographer based in Peterborough, Ontario. His work is abstract in nature, and focuses on finding unique perspectives for everyday objects and scenes. Jonathon is passionate about both analog and digital photography, and enjoys spending his days in the darkroom. Jonathon graduated from the Photo Arts program at the Haliburton School of Arts and Design wherein he learned useful skills in print production, studio work, and historical processes.

Artist’s Statement
In my work, I look for unique angles, lighting and focus to create images out of seemingly uninteresting things. By breaking down objects into their base textures, lines and surfaces, interesting compositions can be created out of anything.

Light, as a creative tool, has taken a prominent position in my artistic process. I see light as paint, the shutter as a paint brush, and light trails as brush strokes. My canvases are black, and I paint with the light I have available to me. In this series, I experiment with the different ways light can be used to create an image. Not only does this produce dynamically interesting images, it also changes the way we look at our environment.
Photo Model: @sketchbookofpoet

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