Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
To Hold This Mystery is a series of colour photographs featuring various elements of the natural world. Using formal qualities such as colour, lighting, and camera perspective, I aim to transform otherwise ordinary occurrences into highly descriptive yet puzzling pictures, suggesting the world is far more mysterious than we think. I’m interested in how these fundamental elements of photography can result in a description of the world as something otherworldly, or even revelatory. I think of this project as a balancing act between highly descriptive renderings of the world and pure abstraction, blurring the line between reality and the unknowable.
Cosmic Strings, 2021
Moving Puzzle, 2020
Parking Lot Polaris, 2020
Driveway Galaxy, 2020
Constellation of Clouds, 2020
Open Wound, 2020
Tommy Keith (b. 1993) is a photographer from Huntsville, Ontario. His work ranges from family portraits to investigations of small-town life; from unpacking his personal history of being conceived through a sperm donation clinic to nighttime pictures of nature – all focused on visualizing the hidden and mysterious qualities of life. He earned a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. He currently lives and works in Toronto, ON.