Jessica Eaton (b. 1977, lives Montreal) holds a BFA in photography from the Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver. Since graduating in 2006 Eaton has exhibited regularly in group and solo shows in Canada and the United States. Her photographs have been published in numerous publications including Hunter and Cook; BlackFlash; Color; Pyramid Power and Lay Flat 02: Meta among others. Artnews reproduced Eaton’s “cfaal (mb RGB) 18, 2010” on the cover of March 2011 to accompany the article, The New Photography.

Using a wide array of experimental, analogue-based photographic techniques such as colour separation filters, multiple exposures, dark slides and in-camera masking Jessica Eaton builds images on sheets of 4x5 film that address fundamental properties of photography such as light, chance, duration, illusion and spatial relations. Eaton has written: “I often set up parameters for phenomena to express itself. In the best of cases I push things so that the response comes in ways that I could not have thought up until I was shown it on film. Once you get to see or experience something you can use it. Then you can use it to see something else.”