My name is Jon Laytner. I am currently 32 years old.
It can be anything. Whatever stands out to me in the moment. I don’t place any limitations on myself in this regard or have any ideas on what does or doesn’t have photographic potential. I believe everything, big or small, alive or inanimate can be filtered through the lens and made into an interesting photograph.
I grew up and continue to reside in Toronto, Canada. I don’t travel much, or have a car, so the vast majority of my pictures are made within walkable distance to my apartment.
Whenever the mood strikes. If I feel optimistic, all I have to do is go outside with the camera and remain open to any opportunity that may present itself. I have no preconceived notions of what to expect. I allow the dramas of social life to unfold in front of me at their own pace uninterrupted.
For me, the camera is an escapist’s tool. It is a bridge to another world. When the sensation is at its most powerful, it feels like I am not here on planet earth. Everything becomes alien to me, even the most ordinary human things, and I look back at it with alien eyes and say yes.