The OTC Fine Arts Gallery, located on the third floor of the historic Gillioz Theatre complex in downtown Springfield, will hold an opening reception during First Friday ArtWalk on Friday, April 6, from 6-10 p.m.Â This month, the Gallery will feature artwork from iPhone photographer Elise Ellis.
Ellis explains how she got started in iPhone photography:Â “About 2 years ago, I was extremely burned out with traditional portraiture.Â I actually put my professional gear on the shelf and took a step back from photography.Â It was then I began to experiment with iPhoneography.Â In 2011, I began using the camera on the iPhone as my primary camera.”
She describes her work as follows:Â “Using the iPhone, I photograph and post process all images utilizing apps I have purchased from Apple’s App Store.Â Some of these apps are ScratchCam, Filter Mania, Filter Storm, Snapseed and Photo Toaster.Â The medium I have chosen to display my iPhone images on is metal.Â A dye sublimation process fuses the image to a piece of metal creating incredible visual depth and luminosity.”
“iPhoneography challenges me,” Ellis says.Â “It pushes me to be a better photographer and artist.Â When you take away all the fancy lenses, flash units, camera bodies, all you have left is your creativity, your vision, your skill in composition and in manipulating the light.Â iPhoneography is photography in the simplest form.”
In addition to the art on display, special musical performances will be provided throughout the evening by OTC Fine Arts students.Â Refreshments will be served.
The OTC Fine Arts Gallery’s regular gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Â For more information contact Kat Allie at (417) 447-8977, or via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations Elise! All of us at Black River Imaging are extremely proud ofÂ you!