Produce is the every man’s gourmet food. I will try to avoid preaching about the cost of produce being a contributing factor to the unhealthy eating habits of people world wide, but the truth is, I spend a larger percentage of my grocery budget on fresh produce than anything else, including proteins. But if you have the desire for a gourmet treat, it doesn’t have to be thousand-dollar truffle oil or exotic sashimi-grade fish. Try a new fruit. The taste found in a pomegranate is not to be believed. Substitute a purple potato in your recipe. Buy a fresh herb plant for your kitchen window; just one will do. This next Call wants the every man’s gourmet photo–the cell phone pic. Investigate…
Check out this Call for Entries from the Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT) for Mobile-O-graphy. The entry fee at Darkroom is always low ($20), and they will provide free matting & framing if you work in their standard sizes. Take a look…
*Editor’s Note: If you enter, please make sure to let them know that you found the Call on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com. We’ve got a great history with them…including Best of Show!
Images made with mobile phones are becoming part of the photographic mainstream. Made with a phone camera, processed on the phone and even printed from the phone, these images are showing up in exhibitions both as a genre and alongside classic silver gelatin prints. Show them your latest mobile creations.
What distinguishes mobile device photography from that made with other devices? Less and Less. Possibly the fact that you can do it all on one device is unique. Sometimes the images created with mobile devices are more candid. Having a camera with us all the time lets us capture moments that can otherwise escape. Very quickly mobile phones are becoming just another type of camera taking their place alongside pin hole cameras, toy cameras, point and shoot cameras, SLR cameras etc. Here, in the gallery, we say it over and over – it’s not the camera – it’s the photographer’s vision and skill that makes a great photograph. Last year’s mobile phone photography exhibit said it. They want this year’s exhibit to prove it.
August 1, 2012
August 7, 2012
JUROR: Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking over the photographic horizon to see, explore and teach the next great thing in imaging. Dan’s new book “iPhone Artistry” is the definitive resource for creative iPhone photographers. His first book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printingbecame 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 18 years on three continents and several island countries. Including here at the Darkroom Gallery. His platinum/palladium and pigmented ink prints are included in private and public collections internationally.
AWARDS: All selected entries are exhibited in the gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror’s Choice receives a 20×35″ vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. People’s Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
SALES: Darkroom offers free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of their exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs. For commission details, go to the bottom of the Submisssion Rules page!