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Black and White Film Photography by Jo Ann Kronquist

A photo of several photo prints in the artist's studioView to the Horizon, silver gelatin prints (pictured in the studio)

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.


A self-portrait of the artist wearing a ventilation maskSelf-Portrait with Mask, silver gelatin photograph

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.


Some information about books on Jo Ann Kronquist's websiteInformation about TO DO Books on Jo Ann's website

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. 


A self-portrait of the artist holding a bunch of white tulipsSelf-Portrait with Tulips, silver gelatin photograph

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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