Tommy Keith (b. 1993) is a photographer/filmmaker that grew up in the small town of Port Sydney, ON. He is currently based in Montreal, Quebec where he will be receiving a B.F.A in Film Production from Concordia University in 2016. His films have been screened in Canada and the United States and his photographs have been exhibited/featured by Stand Quarterly, Of The Afternoon, and Kissing Eyes Magazine. He received the Muse Enterprises Entertainment Scholarship from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in 2015. Today we take a look at Tommy’s series titled Just Passing Through.
Just Passing Through
Just Passing Through is a documentation of slowly becoming an outsider to a landscape that was once so familiar. Many of these northern Ontario towns have a population of no more than 1,000 people and are typically passed by as travelers reach their intended destination. More and more these towns are being bypassed by bigger and better highways, leaving a lot of the people more cut off from travelers. After moving away to school, Tommy became one of these passer-bys because of the short amount of time he spent back home. These photographs are an account of the vehicles, landscape, and people of these “blink and you’ll miss it” towns from the perspective of a once-local-now-outsider.
To view more of Tommy’s work please visit his website.