I consider myself a “multipotentialite”.
I don’t have one calling, I have many callings. I’ve been fortunate in like that I have been given many opportunities to both expand upon and make use of my diverse background and interests.
After travelling to and living in England working in film, television and advertising industries for a few years I came back to graduate with honours from Ryerson University with an Applied Arts degree in Image Arts specializing in film in 2000.
After I graduated from Ryerson I freelanced number of years in the film and television industry in a variety of roles from camera person to producer and director. Some of the photographic images made it on the cover of a companion book for a documentary series she also worked on called the Ways We Live, Exploring Community.
Later I worked in marketing in both web as a producer and project manager and video producer, director and editor before going out on my own running Noetic Media and freelancing and doing my own various creative projects in video, the web and photography. You can check out some of my other works at NoeticMedia.com, a site I hardly ever have time to update! Along the way while writing a comprehensive business plan for a brewery I also picked up a certificate in Brand and Product Management from IE Business School. I like to think I can bring a lot to the table – especially for small businesses who can’t afford to hire a team of ten. Or more.
From a photographic perspective I am always experimenting. I enjoy special effect work and would like to devote more time to my love of post-production. But my spiritual journey involves spending hours on the hunt for interesting light and mood. In my mind I meditate on the mysteries and miracles of the universe as seen in the sky and on the planet.
My fine art photography work reflects this in my landscapes, waterscapes and skies. I like to shoot at night, or during magic hour in and around Ontario, Canada and the northern US. But before you think I am all about nature, I am also interested urban abstracts and settings, light at night as expression of the complex animal that is us. For we too, are a mysterious product of the universe.
Combining my practical business background with marketing with photography, I’ve also branched out into food and beverage industry where I can shoot when it’s not quite so pretty outside. You can see some of my product and food photography work here. I shoot product shots for Craft-works.ca clients from time to time, and I am the photographer for Beer and Food Special features on Beerscene.ca.
You can have a look at some of my work on the front page of this site.
For the photographic tech heads out there, I primarily use a full frame Canon digital camera (and an iPhone). I own several tripods and a continuous lighting kit and I am proficient with Lightroom and Photoshop. I love to shoot long exposures.
If you would like to purchase something of Jackie’s that you’ve seen but is not in our online shop, or you would like it on something other than fine art paper such as canvas or metal, please contact us here to arrange it. Work can also be framed. Please note that shipping costs tend to be much higher for these items, so please consider ordering work unmounted and using your local framer.
Alternatively, if you would like to retain Jackie’s services as a photographer please contact us here.