Don’t Shoot Me: Fine Art and Photography with Pamela Viola
Brighten your workplace, brighten your walls, and brighten your day. The high resolution and vibrant photographs of landscapes and iconic DC structures that grace the walls of Sotheby’s International Reality’sChevy Chase office shot by Pamela Viola do just that.
My first introduction to Pamela was her show at theHillyer Art Spacein September, where she debuted her new take on abstract photography and innovative use of technology inHaving a Ball. To prep for my interview I explored her blog where the ‘about me’ touted Viola as “a photographer and fine artist working in the Washington DC area specializing in fine art photography for corporate, hospitality, health care and residential collectors.” To me, there seemed to be something dissonant about this description and her work. It was time to dig underneath the two titles of ‘fine artist’ and ‘photographer’ and reconcile the pair.
I realized a few days ago that I was approaching my 1000th post on this blog. I began posting on September 3, 2006 with the intention of creating a piece of art every day. I have not always been faithful to "A Small Work A Day", but it successfully jumpstarted my artistic discipline. And so, here it is my 1000th post, titled "Awakening".