Hi, I'm Ken, a Victoria based photographer working in the wet collodion photographic method since 2012. I'm originally from Winnipeg where I worked as a free-lance commercial photographer in the mid 90’s - the days of film and darkroom processing, and through the digital revolution in the early 2000’s.
Longing to return to my photographic roots, and the tactile process of handmade photography, I came across the wet plate process. After taking a workshop on the subject with Jody Ake, I immersed myself in this historic process, and finding what, for me, was missing in digital photography.
My wet plate work has been displayed in the Xchanges Members Show, 'Last Stand: Ancient Forests, Collective Action' at Fortune Gallery, Sooke Fine Art Show on four occasions, winning best photography in 2013. I also produced the book ‘Of Land & Sea - Portraits of Coastal British Columbia Farmers, Fishers, and Harvesters’, along with two solo gallery shows of the original glass plates supporting the book.
In May of 2022, I, along with found object artist, Will Gordon, had a show at Fortune Gallery titled 'Broken'. You can see my work here: 'The Broken Project'
Through my work in the wet collodion process, I aim to create compelling images that provide a unique narrative that this antique method provides.
My photographic work has been displayed in juried and non-juried, individual and group exhibits. My works are also displayed in private collections in Victoria, Vancouver, Winnipeg, USA, Australia and Thailand. I have been published in Boulevard Magazine, Where Winnipeg Magazine, Manitoba Business Magazine and Ciao Food and Restaurant Magazine to name a few.