Two weeks ago I went to an amazing art exhibition for artist Astin Shrader. She chronicles her dreams and from the imagery you can tell her imagination is full! Researching her dreams she used her lhotographic tools and talents to create an exuberant amount of work.
Check our some of her art below!
Jennifer Miyahira- IG @backpacker_photographer_jen
“Jen woke up one day after an eight-year relationship ended, grabbed a crop-sensor Nikon and found the first plane ticket out of Hawai’i that she could. She ended up in Australia and a month later found another ticket off that island. Jen repeated this habit of random transportation and didn’t return home for almost a year. She met and many friends along the way and was eventually accompanied by her 62-year-old aunt for the last few months.
Jen is an armature, but she has an amazing eye and even better adventure to share. This trip of self-exploration has pushed her to keep a camera in her life and she’s starting to collect ideas for the next adventure. “
MEET CREATIVE ASAD BADAT
Asad Badat is an artist whose photographic approach includes documentation and digital collaging. He transforms everyday objects into pattern designs to bring attention to their formal qualities. His images celebrate the coexistence of his American, Muslim, and Pakistani identities.
Badat has exhibited in Texas and Illinois, at venues including Alabama Song; Aurora Picture Show; Blaffer Art Museum; Block 37; BLUEorange Gallery; Center for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Houston; and M.D. Anderson Library. He has also published work in The Aletheia Journal, The Public Eye Magazine, and Glass Mountain Magazine.
Badat was born in the 90s and raised in Houston, TX. He received his BFA in Photography - Digital Media at the University of Houston and Post-Baccalaureate in Fashion, Body, and Garment at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
I’ve had the pleasure of going to school with Asad back in Texas. I came across his recent work about 2 months ago and was blown away by the imagery he was creating. It was contemporary and repetitive ( two of my favorites), yet representative of real life. The images are easy to delve into, and then they become thought provoking. That’s the best kind of photography!
To put a face with the name be sure to check out his website here & be sure to follow him on social media
Instagram: @asadbadat.art | www.instagram.com/asadbadat.art
Our night exhibition is now up and it has the most artists ever for the first time in Dore Collective history!
New call for entries are up! Submit today!
Meet Creative Jason Ward
Jason Ward is a Los Angeles based street and documentary photographer whose work has been seen in Los Angeles Magazine, Eyeshot Magazine, and the Social Documentary Network. “Chosen Ones” is his first portrait series from inspiration of his long-time obsession with stock portrait photographs of the 1960s. His images capture detail and imagination in a way seldom created. You laugh, you wonder, you cringe. But you continually want to look again. He is an up and coming artist worth keeping an eye on.
Feature by Adam Grimm
Our friends over at Illuminate Atlanta are doing a camera drive for their upcoming programs. They need as much help as possible getting the word out! If you are in the Atlanta Area and have old working dslr cameras, laptops etc contact them to donate!
Donations are tax deductible!
To learn more go to illuminateatl.com
On display now until 3/31/2019
check back next week for a more in depth look at how this whole exhibition came together.