McKinnon is a professional photographer and cinematographer based out of Toronto, Canada.

Constantly on the road or up in the air, Peter made a splash for himself in early 2009 when The Plaid Chair Series was born. It quickly became noticed, being shared across the internet and social media networks. Requests began to flow in from fans, photographers, family & friends to be featured as part of The Plaid Chair Series. 

Peter's career after 2009 went off into the cinematography field, taking him all across North America and Europe and as a result -  The Plaid Chair was completed indefinitely for more than 5 years until recently resurrected. Landing a spot as the Production Manager for the worlds largest and leading training enter for magicians, McKinnon was able to offer his unique brand of story telling through a new breed of creative advertising which quickly became a trend within the industry. Since this time, his work has been featured throughout dozens of online hot spots like Gizmodo, Uncrate, The Discovery Channel, ABC's Revenge, MAXIM, Buzzfeed etc. This January McKinnon was featured in a 6 page article of MAGIC Magazine touching on his  cinematography and Plaid Chair series resulting in an invitation to speak on his expertise at north America's largest event for magicians, entertainers  and fans alike. 


  • MAGIC Magazine, "A Picture Is Worth 2,000 Words. A Story About Peter McKinnon" January 2015 Issue. Pg 50-55
  • Our Magic - A Film by R. Paul Wilson. Produced by Dan & Dave, December 2014. 
  • ABC Studios ' Revenge ' Season 4 Episode 11, February 2015
  • ABC Studios ' Revenge ' Season 4 Episode 10, December 2014
  • ABC Studios ' Revenge ' Season 4 Episode 9, November2014
  • How To Photograph Everything - Weldon Owen Publishing, San Francisco December 2014
  • Chevrolet, "How I Discover America" April, 2014
  • MAGIC Magazine, September 2014 - Cover Shot, Interior Spread : Blake Vogt
  • VANISH Magazine, July 2014 - Cover Shot, Inside Spread : Bill Abbott, Canadian magician of the year
  • Popular Photography Magazine, December 2013, Center Spread - (Paris, France)
  • Planet Ink, Voyageur Press New York, October 15, 2012 - Inside Spread - Jime Litwalk (Ink Master Runner Up, Spike TV, Season 3) 
  • Think Tank Photo, January 2012 - Product Catalog feat. G20 Photojournalism, Toronto


  • The Plaid Chair Series, Distillery District, Toronto Canada (Coming soon)


  • Your Best Shot - 1st Place Winner & Centre Spread - Pop Photo Intl Magazine

Work for Ellusionist Featured On:

  • Discovery Channel, The Daily Planet 2015
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  • FHM Magazine, December 2014
  • Touch Of Modern, December 2014
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  • Engadget, December 2014
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  • HiConsumption, December 2014
  • EliteDaily, December 2014
  • TheCoolCollector, December 2014
  • DailyMail, United Kingdom, December 2014
  • Cult of Mac, December 2014
  • Gizmodo, October 2011




Toronto, Canada

For Peter's Handmade Goods & Webstore, please visit Montgomery Leather Works

All images & video are copyright 2015 ©