Pixels At An Exhibition

In December of 2009, I approached Rae Douglass at the Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley, California with the idea of presenting the first ever gallery exhibit of iPhone photography.

In December of 2009, I approached Rae Douglass at the Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley, California with the idea of presenting the first ever gallery exhibit of iPhone photography.

Rae said yes, and within days, I had created a website and had put out a global call for submissions. Pictures flooded in from all over the world.

Amazing pictures, all done on iPhones. No editing on a computer was allowed, and suspect images were checked and removed if found to have been edited elsewhere. At the end of a 30-day submission window, an independent jury was convened to vote on and choose 200 images. The show opened on January 30th and ran through the month of February, garnering rave reviews and exposing the world to the beauty of this emergent medium and nascent art form. This is a movie of the 200 finalists, using a piece of mine, Maia Dream 817: Koi Flashing, which will be released on the Pacifica album.

The P1XELS website, the only curated iPhone photography website, defined the medium and set the bar for the pioneering artists across the globe. We produced shows all over the USA and in Europe, hanging pictures in galleries for a total of two years combined. We were written up everywhere, garnering amazing international exposure for the new medium and its artists.

A tremendous amount of work over seven and half years! I’ve pretty much retired from P1XELS so I can concentrate on my own music, art, writing, and videos.

Rae said yes, and within days, I had created a website and had put out a global call for submissions. Pictures flooded in from all over the world.

Amazing pictures, all done on iPhones. No editing on a computer was allowed, and suspect images were checked and removed if found to have been edited elsewhere. At the end of a 30-day submission window, an independent jury was convened to vote on and choose 200 images. The show opened on January 30th and ran through the month of February, garnering rave reviews and exposing the world to the beauty of this emergent medium and nascent art form. This is a movie of the 200 finalists, using a piece of mine, Maia Dream 817: Koi Flashing, which will be released on the Pacifica album.

The P1XELS website, the only curated iPhone photography website, defined the medium and set the bar for the pioneering artists across the globe. We produced shows all over the USA and in Europe, hanging pictures in galleries for a total of two years combined. We were written up everywhere, garnering amazing international exposure for the new medium and its artists.

A tremendous amount of work over seven and half years! I’ve pretty much retired from P1XELS so I can concentrate on my own music, art, writing, and videos.

Rae said yes, and within days, I had created a website and had put out a global call for submissions. Pictures flooded in from all over the world.

Amazing pictures, all done on iPhones. No editing on a computer was allowed, and suspect images were checked and removed if found to have been edited elsewhere. At the end of a 30-day submission window, an independent jury was convened to vote on and choose 200 images. The show opened on January 30th and ran through the month of February, garnering rave reviews and exposing the world to the beauty of this emergent medium and nascent art form. This is a movie of the 200 finalists, using a piece of mine, Maia Dream 817: Koi Flashing, which will be released on the Pacifica album.

The P1XELS website, the only curated iPhone photography website, defined the medium and set the bar for the pioneering artists across the globe. We produced shows all over the USA and in Europe, hanging pictures in galleries for a total of two years combined. We were written up everywhere, garnering amazing international exposure for the new medium and its artists.

A tremendous amount of work over seven and half years! I’ve pretty much retired from P1XELS so I can concentrate on my own music, art, writing, and videos.

Artsy (that’s right!) stuff.

All The Tired Horses In The Sun. Video by me, music by my friend Greg Jones.

All The Tired Horses In The Sun. Video by me, music by my friend Greg Jones.

This was my first attempt at creating a whole video using just the iPhone. The horses were filmed at Muir Beach, California. The sculpture was in an art gallery window in St. Helena, California. The plastic shrink-wrapped buildings were in Emeryville, California. Somehow, all of them came together rather nicely for this short film.

This was my first attempt at creating a whole video using just the iPhone. The horses were filmed at Muir Beach, California. The sculpture was in an art gallery window in St. Helena, California. The plastic shrink-wrapped buildings were in Emeryville, California. Somehow, all of them came together rather nicely for this short film.

Chasing Deer On My Bicycle, from my next instrumental album, Pacifica. A small herd of sheep graze in the vineyard at a winery in St. Helena, California. A thinly-disguised Christ parable, masquerading as a pastoral meditation.  Music from when we lived inside the sun. The second video I ever made. You can tell, right?

Redhead Tells The Sun, from my next instrumental album, Pacifica. Terrifyingly beautiful, treated old film, Dream of the Wild Horses, which won the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Short Movie in 1963. My first ever video. I must redo it one of these days!

0:53. Sleep 2 (the second homage to Andy Warhol) To get the same effect as watching Warhol’s original movie, Sleep, watch this three-hundred-and-sixty-four times.

1:53. Kitty Vampire Christmas. The name says it all.

The ONE THING You Must Know About Shooting Still-Lifes With Your iPhone. Here I share my secrets for capturing the perfect still-life with your iPhone or smartphone the easy way.

A film buff friend of mine described it as a combination of David Lynch, Lars Von Trier, and Monty Python. I like that.

What Makes Great Pictures. Joanne Carter, of  AppWhisperer fame, asked me to do a short video on what makes a picture great. Watch and learn, grasshopper.