photography

may 12 // lindsay harkness, steffanie halley + jeremie infelise

Lindsay Harkness

Lindsay Harkness is an Oklahoma photographer who works in mixed media to achieve her aesthetic. Her latest body of work is an animal series that she has been working on for a couple of years, and is an ongoing project. Lindsay describes this project as her happy place. Doing something that no one else can do the exact same way, and creating something that puts a smile on someone's face inspires her.

Steffanie Halley is a photographer currently residing in Oklahoma. Her imagery as a whole is an observation bearing whitness to life; her own and others. Intrigued by the indulgence of our imaginations as well as physical surroundings, and the relationships that coexist in both worlds. Steffanie's work represents fleeting moments of calmness and quiet intensity and the vulnerability of our imaginations and memories.
 

Jeremie Infelise

Jeremie Infelise is a photographer from California. His latest body of work he describes as the visual translations of the moment. He seeks to find truth in a place that clings to smoke and mirrors. Summer trips with his grandmother as a child planted the seed of an urge to see everything he could and the importance of documenting it to relive those moments.

ARTIST RECEPTION Thursday, May 12th // 6-9pm
LIVE ON THE PLAZA Friday, May 13th // 7-11pm
Exhibit runs May 12th - June 5th

february 11 // justice smithers

Featured in our gallery this month is Oklahoma City photographer Justice Smithers. This body of work is inspired by the fragility of human existence, focusing on portraits and representing the delicacy of our physical bodies.

Join us Thursday February 11th from 6-9pm for the Artist Preview Reception the evening preceding our regularly scheduled 2nd Friday Opening the following night during Live On The Plaza from 7-11pm.

Artist Preview Reception: February 11th // 6pm-9pm
LIVE On The Plaza Opening: February 12th // 7pm-11pm
Exhibit Runs February 11th - March 4th

ARTIST QUESTIONS

What is your medium/process?
The photographs in the show are a mixture of digital and film photography.

Where are you from?
I grew up in Harrah, Oklahoma, and currently live in Oklahoma City.

How would you describe your latest body of work?
I started this body of work, because I had been thinking about how fragile our existence is, specifically our physical bodies. I focused on portraits incorporating objects that I felt were a good representation of the delicacy of our physical being.

What inspires you?
I get inspired by people. I almost exclusively shoot portraits, so people and the human form are usually the source of my inspiration.

How did you get started?
I started taking photos in high school and it just progressed from there.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to take as many pictures as possible. I want to grow and push myself to be, and do better.

What advice do you have to artists?
Do what you love. Don’t care too much about approval, or what people think. Just create what makes you happy, that’s all that matters. Sorry for the generic advice.

vinton bayne + josh delozier

Vinton Bayne Midtown Plaza Court - Josh Delozier

jun 13 // new works by vinton bayne + josh delozier

We are excited to host our very first local photographers for 2nd friday this month. Make sure to swing by the opening at our store form 7-11pm, Friday June 13th. You can RSVP to the Facebook Event here.

Vinton states: "For this show I decided to go all film, using lofi camera equipment. Everything was taken using either my Holga, Sprocket Rocket, or Diana F+. I love the surprise element, where all the planning in the world can't control everything about your shot. There is a magic to it." vintonjbayne.com

Josh's latest series, 180 Degrees OKC "is a panoramic view of Oklahoma city. It captures the cityscape from different angles and features several exciting destinations that ale Oklahoa City such an interesting place." joshdelozier.com

Artist Questions

Vinton Bayne

VINTON BAYNE

What is your medium/process? Photography, usually film, mostly lomography. Sometimes digital.Typically I just go on long walks with my cameras, often in the middle of the night, shooting long exposures of the city.

Where are you from? The 405, born and raised.

How would you describe your latest body of work? For this show I decided to go all film, using lofi camera equipment. Everything was taken using either my Holga, Sprocket Rocket, or Diana F+. I love the surprise element, where all the planning in the world can't control everything about your shot. There is a magic to it.

What inspires you? Local artists who are in my life, weird fiction and comic books. I don't have a lot of photographers I follow. Most of my inspiration comes from artists of other mediums. Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Nikola Tesla, Jim Henson, Bill Watterson, R.A. Lafferty, Doug TenNapel, Jeff Lemire, Josh Dies, C.S. Lewis, Jack Kirby,  Buster Keaton, and my wife: Tessa Raven, to name a few.

How did you get started? Playing with my dad's camera as a child. Seeing the great shots he would take just for family photos. When I first starting shooting, it was all digital. I never thought I would use film. Now I can't put down my film cameras.

What are your goals for the future? Continue playing with the medium, see what I can do with it. I'm just going to keep having fun.

Skydance - Josh Delozier

JOSH DELOZIER

What is your medium/process? I create panoramic photos of Oklahoma city. I shoot sequences of photos that are then stitched together to produce a stunning 180 degree panoramic view of OKC’s sights and skylines.

Where are you from? I live in oklahoma city and have my entire life.

How would you describe your latest body of work? “180 degress okc” is a panoramic view of Oklahoma city. It captures the cityscape from different angles and features several exciting destinations that ale Oklahoma City such an interesting place.

What inspires you? My city inspires me. I take my camera with me every day because you never know when you’ll see something that will make your next photo. I love this city and love to capture it’s beauty.

How did you get started? Photography is something I’ve only recently started to seriously pursue. I wanted to find some thing that would make my photos unique, so when I made my 1st panoramic from atop the Centennial Building in Bricktown, I knew I had something special.

What are your goals for the future? I want to continue to work on my technique and continue to show good photographs. I might not ever become a full time artist, but I know i’ll love every minute of the journey.