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Phone-o-graphic Arts

June 1st 2011 - July 15th 2011

Juror: Dan Burkholder

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Phone-o-graphic Arts

  • Into the Light

    Cathy Panebianco Jamestown, NY USA

  • Raisin

    Laurie McCormick Los Angeles, CA USA This image was taken with my iphone4. I used two applications on my phone to get this effect. The first application was Lo-Mob 6x6 TTV Noir Bar and the second application was Tilt Shift.

  • Bahama Wind

    Stacey Pierce-Nickle Nashville, TN USA Love the whole idea of this call for artists. I know the debate is a hot topic, but I truly feel like art is art to whomever is viewing it. Whether it be falling snow while it's snowing, paintings, music, theatre, or the written word. Technology is just another form for us to utilize. How else would we be able to re-size for the competition :) GO Photoshop. Stacey - Taken in the out island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas just outside our rental home.

  • Peanut

    Stacey Pierce-Nickle Nashville, TN USA Love the whole idea of this call for artists. I know the debate is a hot topic, but I truly feel like art is art to whomever is viewing it. Whether it be falling snow while it's snowing, paintings, music, theatre, or the written word. Technology is just another form for us to utilize. How else would we be able to re-size for the competition :) GO Photoshop. Stacey - A fleeting moment of pure joy on the farm

  • Spring Maple in the Fog

  • I Saw A Miracle

    Roberta Murray Rocky Mtn House, Alberta Canada Impressionist image of an intense sunset on a Spring day in the country. Created on iPhone 4G with Slow Shutter and Iris apps, to mimic the photography I produce with full size digital cameras.

  • The World Disappeared

    Roberta Murray Rocky Mtn House, Alberta Canada Pictorialist style image of a small lake with storm clouds in late winter. Created on iPhone 4G with Slow Shutter, Camera +, and Iris apps.

  • Cookie Dreams

    Dot Williams Asheville, NC USA

  • New Friend

    Julie Owen Santa Barbara, CA USA Curious new calf wonders who this person approaching the gate is.

  • Mulata en la Habana, Cuba.

  • Barking Owl

    Danielle Pocock Taringa, Queensland Australia

  • On/Off

    Wayne E Chinnock Somerville, MA USA These are collages of Hipstamatic images that I have ingested and played with in Photoshop and or Aperture. A collage image integrating multiple Hipstamatic photos from New England that have been manipulated in Photoshop and or Aperture. This piece relates to everyday objects we use or have used.

  • Maple Syrup

    Del Higgins Palenville, NY USA I took this image on a early morning in march. This image depicts how the sap is gathered to make the maple syrup that we all enjoy.

  • Small Town

    Marilyn Sherman Needham, MA USA Shot from the car passenger seat during a late December snow flurry in the Berkshire Mountains. Camera:Samsung cellphone SGH-A737,with Sepia and Negative effects

  • Pier

    Genevieve Neal Yorktown, VA USA I don't always have my "real" camera with me. Ironically, some of the best images I have captured of this pier have been on my (constantly with me) iPhone. Coupled with the amazing apps on the market, it takes photos from drab to fab 5mp at a time!

  • Gothic Home

    Lester Blum New York, New York USA Partially hidden creating a mysterious reminder of a by gone era captured with the Retro Camera in the smartphone.

  • icMoney

    Gary Tobler Colechester, VT USA iphone 4 image of $1. bill with a $5 macro attachment. Post work adobe elements 6 and lightroom 3.

  • iTulip

    Gary Tobler Colechester, VT USA iphone 4, Pro HDR app, Macro image of Red/Yellow tupil with $5 macro attachment. Post work adobe elements 6 and lightroom 3.

  • In the heart of the Cajun Country

    tiina anttila houston, TX USA Early spring day in the Cajun country

  • Leaving Utah

    tiina anttila houston, TX USA The American West --- one of my favorite areas in the world

  • Novella's Garden: Purple Peonies

    L.S. King Pulaski, VA USA iPhone digital image created with Film Lab and Camera Bag Apps. Archival pigment print.

  • Golden Trees

    Cathy Panebianco Jamestown, NY USA

  • Solitary (wo)Man

    Cathy Panebianco Jamestown, NY USA

  • Black Dog

    Marilynn Gottlieb Bainbridge Island, WA USA Simple black and white shapes appearing to move in opposite directions convey movement and the recognizable shapes of the trees and the dog impart a primitive, dreamlike image.

  • Play

    Marilynn Gottlieb Bainbridge Island, WA USA Captured in a composition that reinforces movement and energy, two children running toward the viewer with the sun behind them, create a metaphor for the fleeting magic of childhood.

  • She Friend

    Shirley Drevich Miami, FL USA If images accepted into exhibition, I would like to participate in your printing program.

  • Tab

    Shirley Drevich Miami, FL USA If images accepted into exhibition, I would like to participate in your printing program.

  • European Weeping Beech

    Rad A. Drew Indianapolis, IN USA Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis is home to some of the most magnificent trees of this kind anywhere in the world. Beautiful the year round, this haunting image was created on a wintry day in February using the Hipstamatic camera app and iPhone4.

  • Redemption

    Rad A. Drew Indianapolis, IN USA This Angel in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, keeps vigil. With bowed head and extended hand, she seems to be humbly intervening on behalf of a departed soul seeking salvation. The image was shot with Hipstamatic and processed on the iPhone4.

  • "Winter Sky" (Delmar, NY) 2011

    Penny Perkins Delmar, NY USA This digital photo was taken with an iPhone 4 using the Hipstamatic app (film: Kodot XGrizzled, lens: John S.). Taking a walk, I captured this winter sunset spontaneously and with serendipity -- some of the core qualities I like best about this app.

  • Bridge of Sighs

    Lori Pond Los Angeles, CA USA The Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California was built in 1913. It soon became known as "Suicide Bridge" after dozens of people leaped off the 150 foot high span. This image was created with the Hipstamatic 210 iPhone app and Ina's 69 "film."

  • Earn Your Turns

    Justin Gural Essex Junction, VT USA Hiking the sidecountry bootpack somewhere between Smugglers' Notch Resort and Stowe Resort's Spruce Peak, after crossing a deeply-frozen Sterling Pond. Rider: Andrew Jordan.

  • Shaking-off Winter, Hello Spring

    Justin Gural Essex Junction, VT USA Nothing quite beats a lunchtime hike around your local watering hole, except jumping in said watering hole and shaking-off the wintertime swimming drought. Water-dog: Josie.

  • Untitled 2

  • memory of the blessed

    Kimberly Post Rowe Raymond, ME USA

  • Playing in the Tulips

    Teri Lou Dantzler Cle Elum, WA USA This self portrait was photographed in La Connor, WA during the 2011 Tulip Festival with the ProHDR camera application. Processed using the PhotoForge application.

  • iFrog

    Gary Tobler Colechester, VT USA iphone 4 macro image of frog. Used $5 macro attachment. Post work adobe elements 6 and lightroom 3.

  • iReflections

    Gary Tobler Colechester, VT USA iphone 4, pano of two images. Owl bubo wide angle lens. Post work adobe elements 6 and lightroom 3.

  • Yard

    Harold Ross West Chester, PA USA

  • Quin Abbey, Quin, Ireland

    Harry Sandler Mount Vernon, New York USA Captured using the iPhone4 - Camera+ Processed with: SketchmeeHD Perfect Photo Photo Studio Filterstorm Photoforge Printed on an Epson 9900 using Epson Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper

  • Galloping Gertie Comes to Brooklyn

    Erik S. Lieber Brooklyn, NY USA Thanks, Ken

  • 350 + years of snow falls

    Kevin Dingman Columbia, Missouri USA Known as the McBaine Burr Oak, this tree is recorded to be over 350 years old and is a local landmark. People have their pictures taken at it for weddings and with guest from out of town. It is the Oldest Oaks in Missouri.

  • Red Rider

  • Jack and David

    Jim Leisy Sherwood, Oregon USA iPhone portrait of friends Jack and David.

  • John with his Rollei

    Jim Leisy Sherwood, Oregon USA iPhone portrait of photographer friend John Earle.

  • Genie of Old Orchard Beach

    Dave Weinberg Freeport, ME USA A selection from the cellphoneSketchpad™ series "Old Orchard Sketchpad" - captured during a very cold crisp early morning of beach combing.

  • Table

    Dave Weinberg Freeport, ME USA A selection from the cellphoneSketchpad™ series - "breezy hill" documenting the interior and exterior of an elegantly rustic farmhouse.

  • Alanna 1

Likely you’ve got your phone with you at all times, while you’ve forgotten your dSLR or film camera at home.  (You wouldn’t dare leave your phone at home, would you?)  It’s liberating, knowing your cell or smartphone can take a picture, anytime, anywhere.

As Photographers, you’ve likely engaged in the heated discussion over the capability, viability, credibility of the camera phone.  Purists scoff at the intrusion of a mediocre, fraud of a device, that is marring their photographic religion.  And then there are the rest of you, embracing the technology and embracing the all-in-one, multi-media lifestyle of the cellphone-toting imagist, so many of you have become.  We’re not taking sides in this great debate, but we are going to show you just what your phones can do (and it’s pretty amazing).  What better a Juror to take on the task than Dan Burkholder - just look at what he’s done with his iPhone.  We can’t wait to see the photographic artistry you’ve achieved with your camera phone.

Full Color Catalog now available at VioVio

Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Submissions Close 5/24/11 Midnight EST
Selections Announced
by 5/30/11
Check-in Due
6/13/11
Receipt Deadline
6/17/11
Exhibit Opens
6/21/11
Artists Reception
7/15 (juror present)
Exhibit Closes
7/15/11

Juror's Statement:

What sets the cell phone camera apart in this wacky world of photography is its clear and obvious invitation to immediacy and exploration, like no camera before. Not only is a cell phone always in your pocket or purse — with its amazing selection of apps you can stylize the image in ways we only dreamed about in years past. In short, it’s fun and oh so very photographic.

It only seems right that a show of cell phone images be different from an exhibition of “normal” photography. Honoring this expectation, you might notice many images that celebrate the “I had a camera with me!” approach to everyday life. In other images you’ll find a certain playfulness, again reflecting the cell phone’s ease and non-threatening approach to photography. In all cases, what you’re seeing is honest to goodness photography in the 21st century. There is nothing second-rate or “cheating” about cell phone photography. Remember, there is no virtue to difficulty by itself — in life or in photography.

For all those who submitted photographs for this exhibition, thank you for your creativity, your investigation of technique, your willingness to put your cell phone over your head, on the ground, near the dog’s nose and close to the frog. You are photography’s newest pioneers, finding fresh ways to see, capture and render the world around you. And that’s something for which you should be proud.

When a photography exhibit is juried by a single person (in this case, me), there’s no way the final selection can’t reflect the juror’s preference for subject matter, creative approach, technical application, presentation or humor. I’m also sure “envy” enters the equation, as in, “I wish I’d seen or shot this myself.” The process is much more demanding than simply deciding if each image is a fine photograph.

Whittling this marvelous group of cell phone images down to a group of 50 was a daunting task. With so much good work to consider, I was constantly aware that I’d have to eliminate many images that I’d be proud to have photographed myself or display in my home. This is my clumsy way of saying just because your images weren’t accepted doesn’t mean they were not good.

For the Juror’s Choice, I tried to decide which image captured the spirit of our new cell phone photographic frontier. Does it display the immediacy that marks our new medium, as if the photographer pulled the phone from a pocket or purse to make this one special image; does it create its own visual world of intrigue; does it ask as many questions as it answers, is it simple and complex, all at once?

“Into the Light” does all that. It’s a wonderful, casual, warm image with depth. It starts a dialog with the viewer but leaves space for that viewer to finish the story alone. It is — without a question — a fine photograph.

Dan Burkholder


Into the Light
Juror's Choice

Cathy Panebianco
Jamestown, NY USA
Galloping Gertie Comes to Brooklyn
People's Choice

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Golden Trees

Cathy Panebianco
Jamestown, NY USA

Solitary (wo)Man

Cathy Panebianco
Jamestown, NY USA
Barking Owl

Danielle Pocock
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Genie of Old Orchard Beach

Dave Weinberg
Freeport, ME USA

Table

Dave Weinberg
Freeport, ME USA
Maple Syrup

Del Higgins
Palenville, NY USA
Cookie Dreams

Dot Williams
Asheville, NC USA

Mulata en la Habana, Cuba.

Francisco Mata
México, DF Mexico
icMoney

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
iTulip

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA

iFrog

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
iReflections

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
Pier

Genevieve Neal
Yorktown, VA USA

Yard

Harold Ross
West Chester, PA USA
Quin Abbey, Quin, Ireland

Harry Sandler
Mount Vernon, NY USA
Spring Maple in the Fog

Jennifer Hannux
Wilder, VT USA

A Red Barn in the Valley

Jennifer Hannux
Wilder, VT USA
Jack and David

Jim Leisy
Sherwood, Oregon USA
John with his Rollei

Jim Leisy
Sherwood, Oregon USA

New Friend

Julie Owen
Santa Barbara, CA USA
Earn Your Turns

Justin Gural
Essex Jct., VT USA
Shaking-off Winter, Hello Spring

Justin Gural
Essex Jct., VT USA

350 + years of snow falls

Kevin Dingman
Columbia, Missouri USA
memory of the blessed

Kimberly Post Rowe
Raymond, ME USA
Novella's Garden: Purple Peonies

L.S. King
Pulaski, VA USA

Raisin

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA
Alanna 1

lawrence lewis
kingston, ny USA
Gothic Home

Lester Blum
New York, NY USA

Bridge of Sighs

Lori Pond
Los Angeles, CA USA
Small Town

Marilyn Sherman
Needham, MA USA
Black Dog

Marilynn Gottlieb
Bainbridge Island, WA USA

Play

Marilynn Gottlieb
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
"Winter Sky" (Delmar, NY) 2011

Penny Perkins
Delmar, NY USA
European Weeping Beech

Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA

Redemption

Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA
I Saw A Miracle

Roberta Murray
Rocky Mtn House, Alberta Canada
The World Disappeared

Roberta Murray
Rocky Mtn House, Alberta Canada

She Friend

Shirley Drevich
Miami, FL USA
Tab

Shirley Drevich
Miami, FL USA
Bahama Wind

Stacey Pierce-Nickle
Nashville, TN USA

Peanut

Stacey Pierce-Nickle
Nashville, TN USA
Untitled 2

Stein Dennis
N. Yarmouth, Me USA
Playing in the Tulips

Teri Lou Dantzler
Cle Elum, WA USA

In the heart of the Cajun Country

tiina anttila
houston, TX USA
Leaving Utah

tiina anttila
houston, TX USA
Red Rider

tony sweet
Eldersburg, MD USA

On/Off

Wayne E Chinnock
Somerville, MA USA

Juror:  Dan Burkholder

Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking over the photographic horizon to see, explore and teach the next great thing in imaging. His newest book, iPhone Artistry (Pixiq Press, 2011), is the definitive how-to for creative iPhone photographers. His first book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing (Bladed Iris Press, 1995) became a seminal manual for photographers wanting to blend the power of digital imaging with the charm of the handmade print.

Dan received his B.A. and Master’s degrees from Brooks Institute of Photography, in Santa Barbara, CA. Dan has taught digital imaging workshops for 16 years on three continents and several island countries. His platinum/palladium and pigmented ink prints are included in private and public collections internationally.

 

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