PHOTOGRAPHERS. To celebrate the wide range of photography styles that can be created with different types of iPhone apps, the Studio2Gallery in Austin, Texas will exhibit the work of four i-Phone-ographers: Leon Alesi, Catherine McMillan, Carol Schiraldi, and Tina Weitz. Entitled “Appa-ritions,” the exhibit will open Feb. 12 and run through March 5.
The idea for the exhibit came about after four well-seasoned photographers started exploring the boundaries of iPhone photography and what types of art could be created using the iPhone camera and some of its apps.
Carol Schiraldi, the artist whose work is shown here, says, “My iPhone has put the fun of photography back into my hands. It’s small, it’s sleek, it’s sexy. It’s easy to operate and easy to get away with. I love the joy of discovering new apps like Camera Bag, Plastic Bullet and Hipstamatic. I love Shake It Polaroid and the fake Tilt-Shift app.”
She likes that the iPhone allows artistic vision to go from concept to finished product in a second or two: “No Photoshop, no darkroom, no chemicals, no expense of films and such, only that vision come to life…Never before has a camera allowed me to be so productive while freeing me from the shackles of being a technician.”
Tina Wirtz, who owns the Studio2Gallery says, “I began to use my iPhone camera to fill in for those moments I did not have my high tech equipment on hand. As I continued to use the iPhone, a new love developed. I discovered the apps. I had lamented the departing of Polaroid Time Zero film almost four years ago, but found the new joy of Shake It, a beautiful tribute to the contrast and color of Polaroid. You even get the nostalgic click and whir.”
To read the artists’ statements of each four photographers and see more of their work, visit the Upcoming Events section of the Studio2Gallery website.