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Philip Jarmain


The majesty of Pre-War Detroit and the aftermath of the last 100 years on the architecture that defined the city.

About Philip Jarmain:

Philip Jarmain grew up near London, Ontario, with part of his childhood spent in Switzerland and Ireland.  There were also many family trips to Mexico.  His mother was a textile artist and his father an entrepreneur. 


A childhood love of storytelling led to early fascination with film, photography and cameras.  Short dramas shot with an 8 mm wind-up camera were a passion.  Later, his training was in film (Vancouver Film School), and for some years he worked in lighting for feature films and episodic television --  and after that as a stills photographer for film.

While establishing himself as a full time artistic photographer, Jarmain continues to work as a commercial photographer and director specializing in conceptual advertising.  He is based in Vancouver (where he lives) and Toronto.  In his commercial roles, he has earned multiple Lürzers Archive and Communication Arts awards as well as other international honors.

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