Opening Reception: February 18, 7-10PM
Exhibition Dates: February 18 - March 18, 2017

Slow Culture is proud to present a dual exhibition by photographers Daniel Arnold & Jake Michaels.  Hailing from opposite sides of the coast, this exhibition is a retrospective look into both photographers practice.  From their personal street photography to the pages of The New York Times, both photographers will be showcasing a diverse collection of work spanning their whole careers.  

With the rise in popularity of platforms like Instagram and the mass consumption of digital images, this exhibition will explore what it is to be a photographer in the modern age.  Photographs for the show have been divided into three separate bodies of work representing different stages in the photographers career.  As photos are sold, buyers can take them right away, and they will be replaced with a photo from the next batch of photos.  Meant to mimic an Instagram feed, the show will evolve in real time as work changes.  

“Daniel Arnold met Jake Michaels on Instagram. Don’t judge. In their first collaborative show, they recreate the cheapness of the internet in a way that is a little bit expensive. Prints are sold directly off the wall and are replaced with alternates in real time, so that the show decays and regenerates as it sells. Every viewer sees a different collection and in the end it leaves no evidence of itself. Was it real? Is Snapchat? Is anything?” - Daniel Arnold

Exhibition made possible with generous support from Kodak

Daniel Arnold stole his last words off his cousin (“I told you my feet were killing me”) and died without giving her credit. That same dipshit had a little “1” stick & poke so that when somebody asked if he had any tattoos he could point to his bicep and say "yeah just this 1." He was a million things before photographer- a dishwasher dog walker book shelver babysitter, and a garbage writer with a thing for the internet and a soft spot for sad assholes. A great friend to strangers and a stranger to great friends, he gave everything away, was mostly kind to animals and like Oprah always said, "he was the voice of his generation.” Too bad he died right after saying that C+ joke.   

Jake Michaels’s work is always in flux. On some days it’s a straight game of aesthetics, hard lines and California color. On others it’s a street gambit, a race to grab up all the city strangeness before anybody spots him. Lately he blurs the line between the two with new experiments in manipulative reality.

The LA-based Art Center graduate currently divides time between commercial and personal photography, and he’s busy compiling a street book and directing documentary shorts. His clients include The New York Times, HP, UBER and Monocle.