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May 31, 2013

Exhibit of iPhone photos to open today

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The Daily Star

---- — An exhibit of “iPhoneography” opens today at the BANK Gallery in Sharon Springs. “Dunga Brook Diary: On the Road Again” features photographs taken on the iPhone by Vicki Whicker. 

Whicker, who is director of wholesale at Beekman 1802, maintains a blog of her photographs at dungabrookdiary.com. She calls her show “a love letter to central New York.”

An exhibit of Whicker’s photographs titled “Dunga Brook Diary: A Year of Seeing Differently” was exhibited at the Cherry Branch Gallery in Cherry Valley in April. 

Of the work, gallery director Kristen Henderson said, “Looking doesn’t have to get any better than this. Vicki Whicker demonstrates a mastery of this genre through wit, heart, critical awareness, style, technique, and an infectious appreciation of her subject matter.”

Whicker moved to Otsego County from Los Angeles in 2011 after buying an old house, sight unseen, in Burlington Flats. During the renovation of the former Dunga Brook Dairy, Whicker began taking photographs of the area on her iPhone. 

About the transition, Whicker wrote, “Coming from L.A., this is another paradise — the lush trees, the long country roads lined with Queen Anne’s Lace big as pie plates, the crimson and gold fall leaves, those first pristine snow flakes of winter.”

The exhibit, which will have an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. today, features 8-by-8-inch limited-edition photo images of central New York infused directly to metal and float-mounted. Each image sold at the opening will be signed and numbered. The exhibit will be up through June.