02 Dec “As Eye See It” solo exhibition – J. S. Cela, Dec 14th, 2018
“As Eye See, It” is the first exhibition for the work of J. S. Cela. Joe’s focus is primarily in the area of street photography. He was born and raised in the South Bronx and is of Puerto Rican heritage. Joe’s work tends to highlight the oddities and contrasts of the streets.
“I’m totally dependent on what the streets offer – I walk and explore the many parts of the city on foot hoping to discover “frame-able moments. I try to express the variety of what the street offers in my photography – art, people, oddities, the good, the bad. I find that this type of photography suits my passion as the subject matter is always diverse. I only began taking photography seriously about four years ago. I’m basically self-taught – learning mostly from my mistakes. I often return to my images and see something new. In many ways, I feel as though I’m still learning to see and to me, that’s what’s primary. The ability to stand back and absorb a moment is something many of us rarely do as we’re tossed about by the day. However, If you open yourself up to that – the observance of things – there is a beauty there to capture.”
One Art Space
23 Warren Street
New York, New York 10007