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Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: A Photography Exhibit | UC Berkeley Art Studio | Opening Reception | Friday April 15th | 6-9pm

We here at the Clog are no novices when it comes to cell-phone photography: the paltry megapixel count won’t deter us from firing up that camera app and capturing the nearest scene of interest in a grainy, vintage sepia.

But despite our love for the mobile art, we could never claim to have our work featured in our own exhibition. That honor would instead have to go to Desmond Goble, Sean Mancillas and Matthew Quan – creators of the tumblr poundingserfs – whose photographs will be on display at the UC Berkeley Art Studio beginning this Friday in a show entitled “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely.”

The three friends live in different parts of the state, but maintain their blog of unedited cell snapshots to “document their individual surroundings and create a photographic dialogue.” Hmm. So is it art, or just a picture of someone’s breakfast? Goble, Mancillas and Quan’s beautifully subtle collection has managed to convince us that it can be both.

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely opens this Friday, April 15, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. We’ll be going, despite the fact that the featured photographs will undoubtedly make our own “hipstamatic” cell snapshots look like garbage. But it’s okay; we only took those photos ironically…

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely [Bay Area Arts]
Image Source: Matthew Quan