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“The magic of being able to pause time and go back to a moment over and over again is one of the key things I love about photography. The world goes by in a great blur and re-examining it in a photo offers the chance to slow it all down. The way I choose my subjects relies on this philosophy; I simply shoot anything that I want to stop, collect and examine later.”- Jordan Craig

self portrait Jordan Craig discovered photography when a family friend, an accomplished photographer, offered to build a darkroom at his family’s home. His first work was to develop film for his father; painter Philip Craig.

After high school, he and a friend (now his wife) moved to Venice, California, where they lived for two years working in film. Jordan attended the Hollywood Film Institute at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and experimented with super 8 film.

In 1997, he moved back to Ottawa, Canada and started working for ‘Dynomight Cartoons’ where he was the head writer and reference photographer for three seasons of ‘Untalkative Bunny’, an internationally broadcast children’s show. In 1998 Jordan helped produce a short film entitled ’67 Aluminum Plates’ with Pixar Animation director Jan Pinkava, Academy Award winner for ‘Geri’s Game’ and Nominee for ‘Ratatouille’.

Well known for his landscape work as well as portraits and still life, he has photographed the restoration of the Queen Victoria statue for Parks Canada, as well as photography for the Canadian War Museum and the Parliamentary Library. He has photographed many political figures and dignitaries including Laureen Harper; his works are represented in many private and corporate collections throughout Canada and abroad. Jordan has been featured by ‘Ottawa Life Magazine’ and is a contributor to ‘House & Home Magazine’.

Currently Jordan is exploring the manufacture of custom made cameras and lenses in order to gain a new perspective through his photography. Jordan is a mix of artist and engineer that makes his photographs both interesting and technically spectacular.

1995-1997 Hollywood Film Institute, CA
1998 ’67 Aluminum Plates’ with Jan Pinkava - Academy Award Winner
1998-2002 Writer ‘Untalkative Bunny’, Reference Photographer
2003-2004 Art in the Park, Ottawa, Ontario
2004 Elmwood Art Fair, Ottawa, Ontario
2005 Recent Work 2004-2005, Oz Café, Ottawa, Ontario
2005 Elmwood Art fair
2005 ‘Juxtapose’ The Ottawa Art Gallery
2005 ‘Stable Artists’ Group Show
2005-2008 Regular Contributor - Koyman Galleries
2005-2008 Various Portrait Commissions
2005 Canadian Tulip Festival Auction
2006 Christmas Exhibition, Philip Craig Studio Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2006 ‘Montreal’, Koyman Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario
2006 Humane Society ‘Furball’ gala auction
2007 Humane Society ‘Furball’ gala auction
2007 Solo Exhibit ‘Terence Robert gallery’ Ottawa
2007 Canadian Cancer Society ‘Winter Gala’ auction Contributor
2007 National Arts Center ‘Cancer Society Auction’ contributor
2008 Mcleans Magazine - Photograph of Laureen Harper
2008 ‘House & Home’ - May Issue contributor
2008 Humane Society ‘Furball’ gala auction
2008 June 26 Issue - Ottawa Life-Parliamentary Staffers Cover Shoot
2008 September issue -‘Ottawa Life’ ‘Top 50 in Ottawa’- featured & contributor
2008 ‘House & Home’-September issue contributor
2009 Humane Society Gala featured photographer
2009 Laureen Harper portrait shoot
2009 OAG (Ottawa Art Gallery) art auction contributer
2009 GCTC (Great Canadian Theater Company) fund raiser contributer
2009 Upcoming - Invited speaker at the National Art Gallery “Modern Photography”