‘Cameraless’

Addison's images at Petshop Gallery ask: 'What exactly is a photo?'


Petshop presents Cameraless, works by Joe Addison at Petshop opening Oct. 2 from 7-10 p.m. during Benson First Fridays.

Working with natural forms and various processes, Addison creates one-of-a- kind photographs. A time inundated by images depicting idealized fragments of everyday, external visions are the inspiration of Cameraless.

Emphasizing a view that is not solely interpretive but also imaginative, these works reject contemporary conceptions of what a photograph is. Rather than making images that show one single viewpoint, these works concentrate on internal vision—one that is void of temporal context.

Using sourced materials such as plants, glass, and physical markings, Cameraless iterates the significance of chemical process and the tangibility of print. These contemplative photographs invite the viewer to consider the broadening horizons of photography.

Addison lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska. His education includes an AAS in Commercial Still Photography from Metropolitan Community College of Omaha in 2012 and a BFA in Photography from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2014.

Solo exhibitions in 2015 included those in Lincoln, NE (Color Court Building), Lubbock, TX (SRO Photo Gallery), and Omaha, NE (Petshop Gallery). Addison’s work has been published in The Hand Magazine (Issue No.5) and Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator, Focal Press (Cover Image).  


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