Awaken Cafe and Slow-Gin present a “First Friday” love songs and photography exhibition in The Town!
When: Friday, February 5th, 2010, 5-8pm
What: Slow-Gin DJ Set + Meet & greet with photographer Winston J. Dong Jr.
Where: Awaken Cafe (414 14th St, Oakland, CA – between Broadway and Franklin)
More on the exhibition from Winston himself:
What I look at in my photography—and how I take my photographs — is about pausing and taking a closer and slower look at the juxtapositions and quirkiness of everyday places and objects, how people use them, and how they change us at a particular time of the day.
I’m attempting to start a story with a picture: think about how a radio piece or a country song can give you such a strong image; I’m trying to achieve the inverse, not by focusing on portraits, but on places and parts of places and how people move through them and see them and are affected by them.
Growing up in New York, “catching the sun” was the phrase I used in my mind to describe racing through the West Village down to the Hudson River to catch the setting sun and looking at all the places and people I passed in that late afternoon light.
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