convinced of the hex

convinced of the hex by James Campbell

If you’re in the Baltimore, MD/Washington DC area this weekend, here’s an event to add to your must-see list.

Tomorrow through Saturday, November 18-20, 2010 the Fathom Gallery hosts Instant DC, a mobile photography exhibit. The event features works from area iPhoneographers Miki Ballard, Jim Darling, Greg Schmigel, Andrew Cohen, Jenny Markley, Jon Betts, Diahn Ott, Jorge E. Bañales, and event coordinator James Campbell.

“The genesis of Instant DC started back in April when I created an invite-only Flickr group for local washington dc area iphoneographers, says James Campbell. “I quickly found a few photogs works that I really liked so I invited them to join. One of my friends mentioned that the photos were so good that they should be in a gallery and I said, you’re right. The first gallery I went to loved the idea and offered to help sponsor the event.”

“My vision for the event is a marriage of the digital/real world. Think of augmented reality. We are using things like QR codes extensively to emphasize how mobile devices add to the reality all around us. The first floor of the exhibit will be a digital slideshow I hand coded using the Flickr API to grab a realtime stream of all photos tagged with ‘iPhoneography’. The second floor will be the 100 images.”

James is an active DC-area iPhoneographer and recently spoke at the Phillips Collection about mobile photography and where he thinks it is going as well as the apps and community involved.

Keeping true to mobile art, the iPhone app Phoster was used to create the flyers.

The 3 day show is hosted by Fathom Creative. Fathom Creative’s exhibit space, Fathom Gallery, is one of DC’s hottest spots for artists, photographers and all things creative. The gallery brings together artists, technologists and members of the local cultural community under one roof.

More information on Instant DC events can be found here.

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Tickets for the Opening Reception and for the event are on sale now.

Instant DC, a mobile photography exhibit
Fathom Gallery

1333 14th St, NW
Washington, DC 20005