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May 3, 2013 10:51 AM by Dan Shadwell

Artist uses Blackberry to capture down-to-earth subjects

There's lots to do this weekend and with the arrival of this summer-like weather, you might want to get out and take a stroll through downtown San Luis Obispo this evening.
If you do, don't forget to check out "Art After Dark."
One of the galleries participating in the free art exhibits, is "A Muse Gallery" on Higuera, has just received some remarkable photographic art by Michael "Fish" Fisher.
Each of the works on display was shot using an old Blackberry phone, without benefit of Photo Shop or other alterations. They're images he captured by simply aiming toward the ground, right around his own two feet.
The photos include bold colors, gritty textures, and composition that will leave you wondering why no one has done this before.
"I shoot 'em like this," he explains, pointing the blackberry at the gallery floor. "I look down and I get my feet positioned. It proves that I was there. It's a signature and for me it also gives me kind of a design challenge. I take the scene as it is. This camera is the digital equivalent of an Insta-matic," a reference to the inexpensive Kodak cameras from years ago.
Fisher says he hopes his art will encourage people to pay more attention to the beauty all around them.
For more information about his work, "A Muse Gallery" and "Art After Dark" in downtown San Luis Obispo, just go to the "Links" button on the homepage of ksby.com.

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