Who are you and what’s your filmmaking background?
After going through school and work a bunch of random jobs in my 20’s I finally ended up in Toronto, working as a camera assistant in the film and television industry. I’ve always had a passion for shooting on film, starting with my first medium format camera, a Mamiya RZ67. I was itching to shoot a film project on celluloid, and recently completed Tobermory where I shot 8mm film underwater. I am hoping to follow up this film with a series of photos and short films about life in and around The Great Lakes. In summer 2016 I am planning to shoot my first 16mm project, on Kodak film of course!
What do you want the audience to take away from your films?
My work is about capturing people in the most honest and direct way possible. I want the audience to feel like they are watching something no one else has seen.
What are your wildest dreams for your filmmaking career?
I’d like to continue shooting documentary work in a variety of analog based formats. I’m planning to shoot a 16mm project this summer about fishing communities along the coasts of the Great Lakes. We’ll see where that takes me. Shooting a documentary project in 65mm like Ron Fricke would be my wildest dream.
What currently inspires you?
I’m currently inspired by the photographs of Bharat Sikka, an amazing documentary and editorial photographer from India.
Check out John Ker’s website here www.johnker.com
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Watch and vote for Tobermory competing in the KODAK SUPER 8 FILMMAKING CHALLENGE Flashback.
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