Tommy Keith

Tommy Keith (b. 1993) is a photographer/filmmaker that grew up in the small town of Port Sydney, ON. He is currently based in Montreal, Quebec where he will be receiving a B.F.A in Film Production from Concordia University in 2016. His films have been screened in Canada and the United States and his photographs have been exhibited/featured by Stand Quarterly, Of The Afternoon, and Kissing Eyes Magazine. He received the Muse Enterprises Entertainment Scholarship from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in 2015. Today we take a look at Tommy’s series titled Just Passing Through.

Tommy_Keith_001_Have You Seen This Man?, 2014

Tommy_Keith_002_Garage Exterior, 2015

Tommy_Keith_003_Truck, 2013

Tommy_Keith_004_Classic Cadillacs, 2013

Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through is a documentation of slowly becoming an outsider to a landscape that was once so familiar. Many of these northern Ontario towns have a population of no more than 1,000 people and are typically passed by as travelers reach their intended destination. More and more these towns are being bypassed by bigger and better highways, leaving a lot of the people more cut off from travelers. After moving away to school, Tommy became one of these passer-bys because of the short amount of time he spent back home. These photographs are an account of the vehicles, landscape, and people of these “blink and you’ll miss it” towns from the perspective of a once-local-now-outsider.

Tommy_Keith_005_Storage, 2014

Tommy_Keith_006_Firepit, 2014

Tommy_Keith_007_Trailer, 2014

Tommy_Keith_008_Garage Interior, 2014

Tommy_Keith_010_Home, 2015

Tommy_Keith_011_Dodge, 2014

Tommy_Keith_012_Rachel, 2013

Tommy_Keith_013_Road, 2013

Tommy_Keith_014_Bruce, 2015

Tommy_Keith_015_Barn, 2015

To view more of Tommy’s work please visit his website.