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What is We Are Juxt?

We Are Juxt is the brainchild of four friends based in Seattle, WA.  We are enthusiasts of mobile photography & mobile artistry.  We are fans of many other art forms.  We are artists in many other art forms. We Are Juxt was formed with intentions to learn and share more about this emerging and amazing world of mobile device artistry.

Meet the We Are Juxt fellows:  (@ = on Instagram @* = Twitter)

bradpuet* (ya’ll know him as BP) has been a member of the community since 2009. In 2009, BP made the switch from Blackberry to iPhone once he saw what his friends, mainly @boohi_bronson, was doing with their iPhones. The camera, the darkroom, the showcasing…all of it! Since 2011, BP has been teaching mobile photography at Seattle Central Community College in the Continuing Education Program and has workshops and presentations throughout the Pacific Northwest. By day he is a director of a human services program in Seattle. He also has a long history of organizing many grassroots organizations and is a co-founder of two arts organizations in Seattle, one focused on cultural arts and the other with youth. 
gotgoat is an architect aspiring to be a goat farmer someday. He has been involved with the visual arts to the built world. He is an everyday mobile device user, like you- learning as you go.

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hellachris* unknowingly began his mobile photography love affair in 2003 with the purchase of the Sony Ericsson T616, but has always been fascinated with digital media (videography & digital photography) since the early 80’s (remember BetaMax?). Fast forward eight years, countless devices, and tens of thousands of pictures later, he still enjoys capturing and sharing life in front of him. And that to him, is what We Are Juxt’s all about.
boohi_bronson owns a canon G10 and a Rebel XTI. You would think the mobile camera to be a gateway drug to DSLR cameras…WRONG. Both cameras are collecting dust in the studio while the mobile camera stays in his left pocket. The easy access makes for capturing every STUPID BEAUTIFUL little thing and viewing it with new eyes. Boohi works as a graphic designer and storyboard artist. Other interests include graffiti, typography, snowboarding and muscle cars (everything Mopar)

We Are Juxt represents the idea that mobile art forms are quickly advancing along with mobile device technology.  Mobile art is defined simply as Art created and developed on a mobile platform (for example iPhone, Android, Windows Phone).  The advancement and populatiry of this art form has created a culture where community is highly valued and art is constantly pushing the limits.  We Are Juxt believes that the BEST is YET to COME.  The art form is young and already so advanced.  We cannot wait to see what the future brings.  Through community presentations, artist participation, and artist engagement, Juxt believes that mobile arts will continue to advance along with technology, and more importantly through COMMUNITY.

Locally to Seattle, We Are Juxt intends to support and promote mobile artists.  Period.  We have an AWESOME community of mobile photographers and artists through IGers_Seattle and have ongoing relationships locally. Our two most noteable collaborations are with the University of Washington Athletics Program and with Microsoft’s Windows Phone.  We Are Juxt manages photo opportunities for local mobile photographers to document the UW Football and Men’s Basketball games. Annually Juxt hosts a photography exhibition entitled, The Darkroom Series, at one of Seattle’s best coffee joints:  Zeitgeist Coffee. We do love the Pacific Northwest.

We Are Juxt is not just about Seattle. Juxters (We Are Juxt bloggers) are all mobile device artists from around the world, working on multiple mobile platforms.  The idea behind Juxters is to empower these artists to share more than a daily photograph on various social media platforms.  _UXTing is to further engage through daily or weekly blogging about themselves.  We invite them to share what makes them tick. What inspires them? Who inspires them? What are their processes? What are their favorite apps and how are they used? Along with their individual blogs, Juxters will also reach out to you, the community, and ask:  What makes you tick?  What inspires you? What are your processes?  Who inspires YOU?  This will be done through community interviewing.  In addition, Juxters’ blogs may be written in their native tongue.  We Are Juxt will not limit community sharing based on language capacity. We encourage writing in your native language!

We Are Juxt welcomes other mobile artists who would like to contribute a featured article.  Anyone compelled to spotlight a favorite artist can suggest…OR (this is the best part) conduct the interview and submit it to We Are Juxt. We will post submitted interviews in the We Are Juxt FEATURES section.

For clarification purposes, We Are Juxt is not a “team”.  We are mobile arts community hoping to continue the already fruitful dialogue and relationship building that has emerged and grown through photo and video social networks such as Instagram, EyeEm, Backspaces, and Flickr.  

We hope you will join us and contribute to the conversation.

Let’s have fun!!!