Two local Photographers will have their work featured in a free ‘Mobile Photography Gallery Exhibit’ with an Opening Reception on Thursday, Jan. 5th at Zeitgeist Coffee (171 S. Jackson Street) in downtown Seattle.
The gallery will focus on photography produced on a mobile device, and will be on exhibit beginning at 5 p.m., with live music from DJ Spinja (local DJ celebrity) until 8 p.m. for the Opening Reception, which will be held Jan. 5th during Seattle’s famous First Thursdays Art Walk.
A Closing Ceremony will be held Jan. 28, 2012 at 3 p.m., and will begin with a photowalk/shootout through Pioneer Square. This is an opportunity for Q&A with the photographers about their photographs, processes, and inspirations.
The gallery will remain until Feb. 1, 2012.
The local photogs included in the gallery are Mellow Longfellow and Jennifer Phillips-Dilly, both from the Burien area.
“There is almost nothing I love more than when objects and light align to create undeniable clarity that demands my attention.
I grew up in Seattle, but as soon as I’d saved enough money for a house, I chose the Burien area. I’ve spent many glorious (and soggy) hours at Seahurst Park and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I went to the Northwest School of the Arts, Humanities, and Environment in Seattle (with Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Jason Finn of The Presidents of the United States, annnnd Steve Turner of Mudhoney) and then The Evergreen State College in Olympia. My focus of study was always in the arts and humanities, but I’ve worked full-time for Group Health Cooperative for over 20 years in various positions. Not until I found a place to share my photos on Instagram (an iPhone app) did I become completely obsessed with taking and editing photos with my iPhone.
You can find samples of my photos on Flickr here, or find me on Instagram as ‘eelnej’.”
Here are some samples of Jennifer’s mobile photography (click images to see larger versions):
Here’s more from a press release:
The Darkroom Series: In today’s world of constantly evolving technology, mobile photography is an emerging art form. The advancements in functionality and design for cameras on the iPhone and Android platforms have been astounding. The imaging is simply amazing, and the artistic content truly fascinating. Anyone with a camera phone can snap a picture or preserve a moment. What we present to you in this series are individuals taking mobile photography to higher levels; the casual user as Artist, the casual user as Photographer.
In towns and cities, in rural and urban areas all over the world, mobile photographers have the ability to capture moments in time with unprecedented clarity. The advantage mobile devices or smart phones provide is that ultra-spontaneous element: Your phone, your camera, is always with you. Every ordinary moment becomes an opportunity to compose a stunning photograph. The Darkroom Series will show that mobile devices are not just phones, but are now valid cameras and darkrooms. A photographer can now edit, much like in a darkroom, the shots they take on their mobile device through a multitude of apps. All of which can create the same effects of an actual darkroom. This series will highlight mobile device photographers from Seattle and the Puget Sound who continue to amaze through mobile device imaging.
Juxt: Originating in 2011, is an organization designed to cultivate and foster art created through mobile device technology. Juxt believes that through cultivation and fostering of art created by casual users through social networking, that this community will flourish. Mobile device technology has empowered the casual user to tap into their creative and artistic side. This artistic merit is where Juxt finds its niche in ensuring legitimacy in the art form. Juxt staff are artists themselves with long histories of community arts organizing and event planning. For more information about Juxt, visit their website at www.wearejuxt.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.