Photographer Bob Poe will hold an opening for his latest work “Illumination” from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 10th at the Bob Poe Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. Gallery G8A, Santa Monica.
In “Illumination,” Poe presents his photography created exclusively through his iPhone, and demonstrates the effect of light and movement on his subjects. The exhibit is curated by Los Angeles artist Lisa Adams and will be held through November 14th.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information, (310) 582-2278.
With pictures taken throughout the Los Angeles and Santa Monica areas, Poe says the spontaneous nature of the iPhone lets him 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.
A gallery spokesperson adds that unintentional visual distortions resulting from the iPhone’s inherent limitations add ambiguity to otherwise straightforward images.
In addition to a career in photography, Poe is active in business, politics and media marketing. Due to his background in creative fields and his drive to discover and imaginatively use innovative products, he said he began experimenting with iPhone photography.
“I am looking forward to exhibiting my work at a well-respected venue such as Bergamot Station,” said Poe. “One of my goals is to encourage those who are not artists by trade to pursue creative outlets, and I hope my photography offers proof that a career can develop from these initial experimentations.”
For more information or to RSVP to the opening, Ali Sivak of Creative Partners West, (323) 936-1447 or firstname.lastname@example.org/.