Let's take a moment to recognize that although we all
spend most of our waking hours at Work, we all (like to think we)
have lives outside of work.
Rohde, Art Director at Finn Digital, has a robust life
outside of work as a photographer at Valo Photography. Tomorrow,
July 23, he goes live with "Mobile
Milwaukee" a photography exhibit of 50 different
photographs shot entirely on his iPhone. As a part of Gallery
Night in the Third Ward, The exhibit is hosted by
Theatre Center and Milwaukee Chamber
Photos taken on an iPhone - how good could that be? (you ask
I'm here to say, with only a small amount of bias: truly
As with many trades, simple tools in skillful hands can
produce unexpectedly beautiful results, and this show is a tribute
to the elevation of the everyday into an art form.
Jake took a photo every day for approximately one and a half
years, on his phone. The photos reflect an eye for extracting
beauty, perspective, pattern and drama from scenery you and I pass
by everyday, often with our heads down or minds
That is what makes the photos so striking. I've looked at
all the views that Jake has photographed, but I hadn't truly *seen*
them until he photographed them. I've passed them every day myself,
but never really noticed.
That, dear friends, is what art is all about. Elevating our
everyday experience into something larger, something more
meaningful and expressive of our lives.
Enough talk. Go see. And buy one - they're meant to be easy
on the eyes *and* the pocketbook!
Oh, and, each of the photos is associated with a Stickybits
barcode, to make everything a little more social. Check out what
Jake has to say about it on his blog:
Here's the Google Map.
President and CEO