BIO of Motion Artist @mrjonkane - crafting timeless works of magical realism via lens, light and raw data.
Apr 21, 2021
08:24 AM
Secrets of Dawn (Available)


I was always drawn to capturing life, even as a kid of the 80’s playing with my grandfathers Polaroid and cutting videos to VHS. It has remained a lifelong passion and I’m still that child at heart!

I grew up surrounded by art. My mother was an incredible artist and around age 7 I would go to the art school with her… that is until I admitted to stealing $2 from a tip jar in the art school cafeteria and she made me go back to apologize, I don’t think I ever returned after that! I spent countless hours looking through her ArtNews magazines and peeking at the charcoal nudes she hid under the bed. We spent time at galleries and amongst her artist friends, from painters to potters and I would absorb myself in the stunning old black and white photos from my parents youth. It’s the photography that stuck with me.

I eventually went to art school but maybe it was the trauma of my early art school experience and I only lasted a few years. So began my travel and life adventures that lead me to where I am now some 25 years later. Art requires life experience and they can’t teach that. My career moved through web design, photographic restoration, to film and television and into business and brand management but it’s the photography that stuck.

Recurring Day Dreams (SOLD)

My Work

I merge the timeless and collectible beauty of stills photography with the magic of motion pictures. Captured as pure lens based light and data, in high resolution 12bit cinemaDNG raw. I don’t animate still photos. I craft works of magical realism for digital art displays in a collectors home or commercial space or proudly held in an online wallet.

Now minted as single or limited edition NFTs on the Blockchain, my work is growing in value not only for their timeless nature but as a future proof format. Motion art photography has an intrinsically collectible value and is being viewed by collectors as a diversified contrast to the 3D and graphical arts that are dominating the digital art market.

At the end of the day I’m obsessed with what I do, it is the culmination of everything I am and I believe intensely in the power of photography to connect us as humans on this strange rock we call home.


View my Magma profile for more links to my work and follow me on Twitter & Instagram. I’m all about building community and supporting other artists.

Dawn Phenomenon (SOLD to @3LAU)
Token for 1st 25 Collectors
Available on Foundation
Dropping Soon on Foundation
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