Tommy Keith was another great submission to our call for entries for Issue No. 12! We featured Tommy’s body of work, Don’t Forget To Wave, early last year and we were excited to see an updated selection of images from this work.
Tommy Keith (b. 1993) is a photographer & filmmaker from Port Sydney, ON and holds a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University. His work has been featured and exhibited by Dazed, Of the Afternoon, Fotografia Magazine, and many others. He recently was a recipient of the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award (2017) and had his first solo show during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival at Unlovable Gallery in Toronto. He is currently based in Toronto, ON.
Don’t Forget to Wave
Photographed over the course of three years, “Don’t Forget to Wave” explores the small town of Restoule, Ontario and a few of its residents. Photographer Tommy Keith has been visiting this town for a little over a decade, but it was in these last three years that his fascination with Restoule grew. This work is rooted in his continuing attraction to Restoule, and is interested in the subtle, quiet moments that blanket it. Located in a densely rural part of northern Ontario, just south of North Bay, the constantly changing weather conditions are near impossible to ignore. Much of Restoule’s identity seems to be influenced by seasonal change as there are many customs associated with its climate, such as fishing, hunting, and (laughs) beer drinking. By exploring the town’s identity through photographs, the subtleties of the relationship between person, environment, and structure are highlighted.
To view more of Tommy’s work please visit his website.