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Jon Chater

Jon is a Vancouver-based photographer who moved to Canada from the UK in 2019. When shooting in the street, Jon is drawn primarily to light, colour, shape and pattern. His preferred method is to find a scene with interesting light and some strong graphical elements, then wait for a human figure (usually) to enter the scene. Often, he underexposes the figure creating a silhouette which acts to simplify the image and preserves the privacy of the subject.

Jon also teaches on the Professional Photography program at Langara College. Teaching involves constantly breaking down the photographic process into its various components and analysing how photographs can communicate their story more effectively. This approach constantly feeds into his own photographic practice. His photographic influences include Ray Metzker, William Eggleston, Fan Ho and Saul Leiter.

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