Photographer Bob Poe will hold an exhibit of his photographs created exclusively through his iPhone and documenting his time spent in Alaska at the Bob Poe Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.
The exhibit will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, January 9th and continue through March 15th at the gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. Gallery G8A, Santa Monica.
The curator for the exhibit is Los Angeles artist Lisa Adams.
Poe notes that the spontaneous nature of the iPhone allows him to capture images that, when viewed at length, display curious juxtapositions, symbolism and humor. As each photograph unfolds, it offers viewers an opportunity to apply their own personal, artistic and philosophical interpretation, he says.
The photographer adds that unintentional visual distortions created by the iPhone’s inherent limitations provide a “playful temperament to much of the work and add ambiguity to otherwise straightforward images.”
In addition to a career in photography, Poe is active in business, politics and media marketing. He was chairman of the Democratic Party in Florida during the election race between George W. Bush and Al Gore in 2000, and worked to address and settle the disputes that occurred throughout the legal debate.
Poe said he began experimenting with iPhone photography due to his background in creative fields and his drive to discover and imaginatively use innovative products. His photographs have sparked interest from collectors and in 2009 he leased gallery space at Bergamot Station in order to professionally exhibit his work.
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