Blue Mitchell of Plates to Pixel's Gallery announced the results of the LenZless online pinhole photography exhibition. My photograph "Terroir" was chosen for inclusion. You can visit the entire exhibition here.
Zeb Andrews was the juror. Andrews has been seriously dedicated to photography since 2002 when a Pentax K1000 made its way into his hands and almost did not escape again. Not long after that he bought his first “real” camera, a Nikon FM2. His family of cameras has grown much since that first Nikon over the years, but that FM2 is still going strong. Zeb loves to teach and share. He believes you make yourself better by making those around you better. When he is not working full time at Blue Moon Camera and Machine, he is generally spending his days off photographing and teaching photography classes and workshops.
"We had an amazing amount of work (130 artists) submitted for this unique call. Both Zeb and I were shocked at not only the amount of entries but the diversity of lensless work being created," Mitchell wrote in his announcement.
Andrews noted, "I admit, I went in with high expectations. Nonetheless, those expectations were exceeded. Easily. One of the best things about lensless photography is how much it leaves to the imagination of the photographer and the sheer variety of work submitted was testimony to how well exercised the imaginations belonging to this group of photographers have obviously become. I was equal parts impressed and inspired."
In addition to the online gallery, One Twelve Publishing is printing the image(s) in the coinciding exhibition catalog that will be available for purchase — proceeds from sales of the catalog go straight to website operating costs and advertising for platetopixels.com.
About Plates to Pixels
Plates to Pixels was formed in 2007 to promote the creation of photography-based fine art and was established by artists, for artists. The name “Plates to Pixels” suggests the evolution of photography from the archaic wet-plate process to the new digital format of pixels and includes everything in between.
Their mission is to provide exhibition opportunities for emerging and established artists working in the photography arts. This includes, but is not limited to, the alternative photographic processes (Daguerreotype, cyanotype, platinum palladium, ferrotypes, pinhole photography, etc.), as well as traditional print processes (gelatin silver, chromogenic prints, Polaroids, etc.), and all digital photographic processes and other mixed media photo-based art.
Plates to Pixels provides educational resources to the public – spanning from the birth of photography to contemporary photography trends through artist interviews, online resources, web-based exhibitions and site specific exhibitions.