A Little Bit About Molly

My name is Molly (Crealock) Miksa. I want to help you tell your story.

CORPORATE & NON-PROFIT: My main interest as a photographer is in working for the greater good, in collaboration with non-profit organizations, social enterprises and others. Some of my non-profit and corporate clients include: Ontario Nonprofit Network, Bullfrog Power, Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, Reimagine Co, the Gladstone Hotel, and Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation.

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PORTRAITS:  I have taken all manner of portraits, of individuals and groups, of all ages and abilities.  While I particularly enjoy shooting environmental portraits (using outdoor or living/working space as a backdrop), I have a portable studio, including lights and backdrops, which I can set up wherever you have room.  Please call or email for further information.

EVENTS: Over the years I have documented many conferences, fundraisers, annual general meetings and other professional events. It is always a pleasure to learn a bit more about various organizations and initiatives, and to capture moments of engagement and excitement. Please call or email for information.

EDITORIAL:  My work has been published in magazines and newspapers including This Magazine, The National Post and EcoParent. I was Chief Photographer for the bicycle culture magazine Dandyhorse from its inception in 2008 until 2015.  You can see a selection of my editorial work here.

DOCUMENTARY/FINE ART:  I love to work on in-depth photo projects, which generally relate to environmental sustainability. My project work has led me from a permaculture homestead high in the Andean mountains in Ecuador, to a biodynamic farm in Ireland, where I lived in community with adults with special needs.  Recently I have been working with Gabriella Solti, documenting wild growing plants using the cyanotype process. Work also continues on my project ‘Elder Activists’, in which I tell visual and word-based stories of seniors who are engaged in social and political activism. My documentary and fine art projects have been exhibited at venues including University of Toronto's Hart House, Gallery 44's Members’ Gallery and the Meredith Keith Gallery (Toronto), and at Satellite Project Space in London.  My work has also been included in groups shows in London (Ontario), Toronto, Montreal and New York.

PRINTS:   I generally do my own printing, using a professional, pigment-based printer. I use natural fibre papers (usually 100% cotton), and have an extensive collection of reclaimed wood frames for displaying work. Archival prints of project work shown on this site are available.  Please inquire about sizes and prices.

TEACHING:   I have been a photography instructor since 2009.  I have been asked to develop and teach courses and workshops for University of Toronto’s Hart House, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and the London Arts Council. I am available to teach portrait photography, documentary photography and do-it-yourself matting & framing, among other topics.

ENVIRONMENT:   I have an honours degree in Environmental Studies from York University, as well as a professional background in environmental and non-profit work, which continue to inform my photography practice (and everything else I do). As much as possible I commute by bicycle and work towards making this a possibility for everyone.  For further information on my past environmental initiatives see mollycrealock.wordpress.com.

EDUCATION: I have studied with renowned photographers including Alessandra Sanguinetti, Shelby Lee Adams, Struan, Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb, through the Magnum Foundation, York University, Ryerson University, George Brown College, the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and Toronto Image Works.

COMMUNICATIONS: After many years working as a photographer, I find my story-telling interests broadening to also include writing and editing, graphic and website design, and communications in general. As such, I am embarking on a master’s degree from Western University, starting in September 2019, and have been working with London Cycle Link on communication strategies and materials. I am more than happy to talk to you about communication!

Please call 519-719-1683 or email molly@mollymiksa.com with questions and queries.