Every Day Visions ~ A Brown Bag Series

March 10 2011

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Inspired by Every Day Visions and printed on recycled Brown Bags. It's definitely unique. You may just want to buy one!

Joe Mintz at the Opening

Exhibiton Dates:  February 24th - March 24th
LocationTOIC in Oakland
Mon - Thurs. 1-10pn
Fri - Sun 12-10pm


A Collection of Photographs by Joseph Mintz

Every Day Visions is an ongoing series that pulls from the different roles that I find myself in throughout the week.  I am a student and a teacher, a musician and an artist, a partner and a friend.  As I move through these roles in my day-to-day life, different projects emerge.  Although the images range in style and content, I believe there is a common thread that brings them all together to convey something about how I experience the world.

For this installment of Every Day Visions, I am entirely using brown bag material.  This kind of paper is one that most of us have had contact with and touched with our hands; it is an everyday material.  The color and texture of brown paper bags has always been beautiful to me, and it’s the kind of beauty that can often go un-noticed due to its everyday-ness.  The concept of the ordinary and overlooked beauty fits in perfectly with the kind of images that I strive to make with a camera.  The tone of the paper bag infuses some warmth into a black & white photo, and the non-traditional paper offers the viewer a look at the content from a slightly different perspective.  I hope you enjoy the images!

-JM
http://www.josephmintzphoto.com

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