As this year our photography exhibition is virtual, Arta Gallery director/curator Fay Athari and the Arta Team has curated a series of artist Q&A to introduce all amazing photographers that are part of our Time Lost exhibition.

Today we are having a Q&A with Toronto-based photographer Morgan Jones. He has been working with mixed media for the better part of two decades. Self-described as an artist driven by the casual observation of the people and life around him.

Why did you choose to pursue a career as a photographer? 

It just sort of happened ... I had lots of creative ideas that I lacked the necessary technical ability with paint or other mediums to execute on. So when I discovered photography it enabled me to creatively tell my story and express myself. 

What is your favorite subject to photograph? 

I don't really have any particular one subject that is a favourite. Rather, I love to shoot anything that has a sort of whimsy to it.

What makes the good picture stand out from the average?

I will take 100's of shots from any given photo shoot that I do. I can't really put into words what makes one image stand out from the rest. It is just sort of a feeling that I get. More of an "Ahah! That is the image". 

Whose work has influenced you most? 

Marc Chagall


What type of cameras do you shoot with?

Canon EOS R5 


What kind of tools do you use for post-processing?

LightRoom and Photoshop

What is the most rewarding part of being a photographer for you?

When I am able to take a concept, an idea ... pull all the moving parts together, set it up and shoot it and then capture something I believe to be whimsical, magical and moving. 



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