Jo Ann Kronquist studied photography at Emily Carr University and continues to practice traditional black and white film photography today. In addition to her artistic photography practice, Jo Ann runs a framing shop in Vancouver, BC, called Framequist.
Jo Ann’s photography style is clean and tends to focus on a central figure in a background of negative or neutral space. The two examples of self-portraiture on her portfolio website showcase the artist’s love of playing with light and shadow – the artist is pictured wearing black and holding a bunch of white tulips, while stark lighting creates distinct shadows. The contrast between black and white as tonal and as lighting features is quite interesting.
As part of her framing business, Jo Ann has also released an instructional book on the basics of matting and framing artworks. The photos of the artist’s works in her studio indicate an expertise on the subject, as each one is carefully matted and framed in clean, modern style to match the nature of the photographs.