In late 2009, Knox Bronson changed the course of the nascent iphoneographic movement with the launch of his website, Pixels—The Art of the iPhone and the call for submissions for the first-ever juried gallery show of ”iphone photography” to open on January 30, 2010 at the Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley, California. Since that time, Knox has been the prime mover, as curator to the site, in defining the movement and shaping it into the fine art medium it is today.
He has produced juried gallery shows around the US and Europe; in 2010, Apple invited him to introduce the art form to the public in their theater stores around the country; he has been interviewed numerous times about the art form, by publications around the world, for which P1xels—The Art of the iPhone has been the crucible of its rapid evolution. He has also written extensively about the medium, the art, the technology, the curation process, individual artists, and much more on the P1xels site.
In the course of curating P1xels, he has received over sixty thousand images, as of December 2012, since its launch in late 2009 and he has paid careful attention to, and been in close contact with, the artists posting on the site: their development, growth, mistakes, strengths, and so on. As such, he has seen it all. He has worked with hundreds of artists one-on-one to refine their skills in the burnishing of images, as well as rethinking and redefining goals, and overcoming creative blockage.
Knox stresses craft, the proper choice of images, the exploration of possibility within an image, the attuning to the artist’s singular vision, and the apping of images as a form of contemplation and even meditation.
As a result, we feel it is time to offer artist services on this site, the first being portfolio reviews and consultation.
The introductory packages are as follows:
- $90 Consultation Package. Usable in 10 minute increments up to 1 hour. Valuable for specific questions to be answered by phone and/or email. This would be great for someone putting together a portfolio or curating a solo show. Naturally, a two-way communication to assist you in best achieving immediate goals.
- $120 Basic Portfolio Review. One hour review of your work and one-hour phone conversation, via Viber if outside USA. You will provide Knox with URLs of your work, whether P1xels, flickr, your own website, or other gallery sites. Knox will review your work with an eye to strengths and weaknesses, craft, use of apps, composition, any perceived blockages to you achieving your vision, and so on. Knox will pinpoint these with a selection of images (you are free to specify images for review if you wish) and go over them in an in-depth phone review. Also discussed will be your aesthetic and commercial goals, as well as any technical aspects of making images you wish to address. A short (two paragraphs or so) review/commentary for inclusion on your own site/C.V. will be provided.
- $250 Comprehensive Portfolio Review. Includes all of the above, with detailed written analysis of your work, your strengths, and areas where you need to focus your attention., Included will be a one-hour shared-screen portfolio review of via Skype where Knox will drill down with you on specific images to discuss all of the above, your process/app flow, your goals, other options to consider. Again you can provide a list of images for review as well.
These services are aimed at artists who are committed to the focus, discipline, and development of craft necessary to take themselves and their work to the next plateau of creative expression in the realm of iphonic art.
Feel free to write Knox or call 510-612-6124 for more information.
These are introductory rates. More services will be added shortly.