Niche.LA presents DT
Niche.LA Video Art presents DT
digital photography by Dave Bullock and Charlie Cho
curated by Nic Cha Kim
LOS ANGELES, CA – On February 12, 2009, Niche.LA Video Art presents “DT,” a digital photography show by Dave Bullock and Charlie Cho. “DT” is an exploration of Downtown Los Angeles’ skyline, street culture, and industrial landscape.
Dave Bullock uses a technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR) to capture a wide range of detail, from the brightest highlight to the darkest shadow. Taking 3 photographs from a tripod of each scene, the first photograph is properly exposed, the second is underexposed by 2EV (Electron-Volts), and the third is overexposed by 2 EV. Dave then combines the 3 images to create an HDR image, which contains more color and luminescence information than current monitors and printers can display. In order to output these HDR images, Tone Mapping is required, which allows the wide range of luminescence detail to be compressed. The 17″x22″ photographs were printed using an Epson 3800 with Ultrachrome K3 pigment based ink on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper, rated to last over 100 years. Dave Bullock is a photographer, computer programmer, and Founder of the Skid Row Photography Club.
Charlie Cho’s foray into light painting has erupted into a mature body of work that incorporates locales around the Western States that lends themselves to the post-apocalyptic mood that he prefers. Moonlight usually bathes his eerie landscapes in a surreal mood that he then enhances by using a variety of light sources that he builds. Although Charlie uses a digital camera, he enjoys creating his images without the use of digital manipulation or multiple exposures. Charlie has been recently featured on the cover of RangeFinder magazine. His past exhibitions include Infusion Gallery, Hive Gallery, The Company of Angels, Lucent L’Amour, and Pershing Square. You can view more of his work at www.latentnight.com.
Located at 453 Spring St. #443, LA, CA 90013 (www.niche.la), Niche.LA Video Art features an 18-seat private screening room and a mixed-media/video art gallery. A digital cooperation in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Niche.LA Video Art is owned and operated by Gallery Row Founder, Nic Cha Kim, and video artist/cinematographer, Woody Wise.
Niche.LA Video Art
453 S. Spring St. #443, Los Angeles, CA 90013
February 12th & March 12th, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Additional viewings available Saturdays 1-5PM by appointment only.