What: Zeitgeist Coffee & WeAreJuxt.com present “The Darkroom Series”
Where: Zeitgeist Coffee, 171 S. Jackson St. Seattle, WA 98101
When: Opening Reception is on Thursday, January 5, 2012
Zeitgeist Coffee and WeAreJuxt.com are presenting a showcase of mobile photographers from Seattle and the Puget Sound. This exhibition will be held on the first day of Seattle’s famous First Thursdays Art Walk. The gallery will remain until February 1, 2012. But there will be a Closing Ceremony on January 28, 2012 at 3 PM. This day 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 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.