Photo purists look away, this may hurt your eyes.
Introducing part 1 of the Lo-Fi Digital Series: Cell Phone Cameras
This is a call to artists, of sorts. We use the term “artist” loosely.
In a rebellious and blatantly flippant move we are stepping away from the technical, turning our backs on high end glass, putting an end to name dropping conversations, and absolutely refusing to engage in discourse involving the moral debate of film vs. digital. Instead, we issue this challenge: Put down the breadbox, leave your tripod in the car, and working within the limitations of a tiny camera with a tiny lens that also tweets, texts, surfs, navigates and even makes the occasional phone call, hit me with your best shot.
The rules are as follows:
Images must be created with cell phone cameras and must be printed on 8.5″ x 11″ paper (even if the image itself is smaller) Prints do not need to be framed but do need to have a white boarder around the outside to leave room for inserting the thumbtacks we’re going to use as a hanging device. You may use whatever cell phone apps you like and subject matter can be anything not deemed offensive. Who will determine what is offensive? We will. So basically anything short of bestiality or snuff film stills will be acceptable. This gives a big playground of people, places and things for everyone to romp in so use your own common sense here. What we want: scenes from your life as you interpret them. What we don’t want: boredom. Uninhibited photographers think hard, or don’t, get creative, make it interesting, show us something only you would see in the way only you see it, show us your visions.
If you would like to participate please email up to three images to firstname.lastname@example.org There is no jury fee nor do we make any promises about accepting your images. I don’t mean that to be discouraging but I’m just saying, make ‘em good!
Images must be submitted by Sunday March 6th
Prints must be delivered to the Dry Heat Gallery by Wednesday March 9th (If you need to ship your prints please inquire about shipping address and instructions)
Opening reception will be Tuesday March 15th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
At the opening reception, we will hang out, enjoy the photos, consume wine, cheese and mini cupcakes from Costco, talk to each other like real people and not partake in stiflingly ridiculous conversations that sound like this “say there Bob, did you use your Canon 300mm 2.8 IS USM LMNOP Refrigerator Carburetor lens for this image?” “Why yes, Hank, and on my 1D MarkIV 16MP Jefferson Starship body to boot! These two items I took a 2nd mortgage on my house and sacrificed my retirement for have transformed me into a brilliant arteest”. Oh god… you know what I mean. Anti-snobbery is the new black, so show me whatcha got.