It seems paradox when photographer use his camera and gear to create non-photography exhibition. Jason Siegel, Denver-based music and fashion photographer, debut his first non-photography the “Shoot Portraits, Not People” project at BLK MKT gallery in Aspen.
The handpicked camera equipment and parts, over 200 pounds, were transform to mock the shape of weaponry and military paraphernalia, its contour is legit. With the help of metal sculptor Keith D’Angelo, this project come to life.
“When I’m taking photos, I’m mostly pressing buttons whether it’s behind the camera or behind the computer. This project has allowed me to go beyond my creative borders and create something that has no boundaries and yet is totally unique,” Siegel mentioned about his first installation art project.
Shoot Portraits, Not People exhibition will run through January and February. Each handcrafted piece and the military-themed accessories will be available for purchase on site as well as prints of each “gun.”
If you want a free limited edition 24×36 prints, join this contest.
SHOOT PORTRAITS NOT PEOPLE FLAT-LAY CONTEST
In honor of the release of “Shoot Portraits Not People”, we would love to offer fans a chance to participate in the project and have the opportunity to win original artwork from it’s initial release. Show us your best flat lay! Organize your own photographic equipment to produce your weapon of choice within the “Shoot Portraits Not People” theme. No power tools needed, just organize your gear on the floor in the shape of a camera gun or “weapon”, snap a photo from above, and upload it to Instagram with the tag #shootportraitsnotpeople. Check back throughout the week to view all the entries and vote on your favorite!
Top 4 flat lays will each win one of 4 limited edition 24×36 prints from the “Shoot Portraits Not People” series of their choice. Each print will feature a photograph of one of the original hand built guns limited to only 20 editions each. Contest ends 2/6/17