Great article about Pixels At An Exhibition in the paper

I woke up this morning and was promptly alerted by a friend that the Oakland Tribune had a big feature about the iPhone photography show I put together with the Giorgi gallery in Berkeley. What a great article it is!

Jennifer Modenessi, art and culture writer for the Bay Area Newspaper Group, writes:

While hundreds of the cell phone camera’s fans are passionate about their medium and flock to Web sites such as flickr or use blogs to share their photos, iPhone photography is still very much on the fringes of the mainstream art world. So using a selection of grainy, artful images from his Web site, Bronson and Oakland resident Rae Douglass have mounted “Pixels at an Exhibition” at Berkeley’s Giorgi Gallery, which they believe is the world’s first gallery display devoted exclusively to iPhone photography.

Submitted by both seasoned and amateur shooters from around the world, the iPhone photos capture fleeting instances such as a bird momentarily resting on a cafe table or a surfer riding a wave. Some, such as Valerie Ardini’s black-and-white shot of a couple in the rain, recall traditional street photography. Others, such as Marty Yawnick’s colorfulshot of a dusty Texaco gas station, are all about design and composition. Many of the images bear the distinctive look of photo apps, or software programs created specifically for the cell phone cameras. They allow users to creatively manipulate their photos to approximate the look of vintage nondigital equipment, toy cameras or other special photographic effects.

Read the whole article here.

Thank you, Jennifer!

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New York Times article about iPhontography and the Giorgi Show

It goes to show … you never know what is around the corner …
I am happy to say that my site and the gallery show we are putting on at the Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley (Opening January 30) got a write-up in the New York Times.

A San Francisco Bay Area gallery is testing that idea with a photo contest that asks people to submit their artiest iPhone-taken pictures. At between 2 and 3.2 megapixels, depending on the model, the iPhone has a weak camera compared to competitors. But Giorgi Gallery, which is running the competition, says, “The eye of the artist is always more important than the technology in the creation of beautiful art.” Two hundred winners will get prints of their photos shown at an exhibition in Berkeley next month.

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Interview with Live, Love, Health Talk Radio

On Friday, August 31, a short interview with yours truly aired on the Life, Love, and Health show, part of the Health Radio Network. Christopher Springmann, the interviewer, is former photo-journalist, an ace raconteur, and a thoroughly charming gentleman. I’ve listened to the interview a couple times (the first time was the broadcast and I was in a bad-reception area, so it was cutting out). I am not thoroughly embarassed.

Click here to listen.

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