Jon adaskin



Jon Adaskin is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the national homeland of the Red River Métis. Jon acknowledges that our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. He respects the treaties that were made on these territories and he acknowledges the harms and mistakes of the past. Recognizing that we are all treaty people, Jon dedicates his efforts towards a more loving and compassionate world as we all move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

About Jon

Photo Credit: Ian McCausland

Jon uses a large format camera to create Wetplate 
Collodion Images, which are images developed on 
plates of blackened steel and made light sensitive 
with silver nitrate.  This process dates to the 1850’s.  
He creates portraits that look like they're right out 
of the 1800’s with a modern feel!  
Jon’s love of photography dates to when he was 
a boy accompanying his father (whom was a 
painter that would photograph nature scenes 
for later reference when he painted his works) 
on various photo shoots. He obtained his first camera 
at the age of eleven which was a Pentax K1000 with 
one lens. This first camera would go on to serve as 
his “go-to” tool for his early work.  Along side his 
father, he learned the core essential skills that 
would serve him well in the photography world for the 
next 30 years.
Jon continues to do professional photography work, 
teach photography and offers Wetplate Workshops! 


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