Ordinary Life? There’s an App for That

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ARTS/West Gallery will present the exhibit ORDINARY LIFE, featuring the work of art photographer Kari Gunter-Seymour, Aug. 9 through Sept. 4.

The exhibit, based on subjects that might be considered commonplace, uses artistry to make the “ordinary come alive,” according to Gunter-Seymour.

Each image is captured with her iPhone 4, using a mix of lens and film combinations available through the Hipstamatc camera app, concentrating on unique textures, surfaces, reflections and geometrics. Final images are printed with archival inks on carefully torn classic linen paper.

“These iPhone photographs are created in a ‘shoot from the hip’ experimental way,” explained Gunter-Seymour. “The Hipstamatic camera app gives a wide range of lens, film and flash choices, which help to create a variety of vignettes. Challenges include researching the possibilities of a couple hundred lens/film/flash combinations, understanding the limits of focus and focal length, and to anticipate where the available light source will most likely manifest itself within the frame.”

The public is invited to a free opening reception on Aug. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Visit for more information.

From "Ordinary Life" series, Kari Gunter-Seymour
From “Ordinary Life” series, Kari Gunter-Seymour