Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SuperUnnatural: The Photography of Todd Oelze

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is pleased to announce the opening of
The Photography of Todd Oelze

February 19 - 24, 2009
Gallery 80808/Vista Studios
808 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 252-6134

Opening Reception: Friday, February 20th from 6 - 9 pm

Additional hours:
Hours: Sat. Feb. 21 and Sun. Feb. 22 from 11 - 3
Mon. Feb. 23 and Tues. Feb. 24 from 10 - 5

(Click on any image to enlarge. All works are by Todd Oelze and are part of SuperUnnatural. Additional images can be found on Todd's website: http://toddophotos.com/

For detailed information, contact Todd at: (803)708.2839

Todd Oelze's biography:
Todd was born in Englewood, NJ, but lived the majority of his life in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University with B.S in Communication, with a concentration on film and video production. Todd was also extensively involved in still photography during college, participating in a variety of shows. He also functioned as the staff photographer for the university publication “The Tomahawk”.

Late in 2006, Todd made a significant decision to change careers and left his job in the electric utility industry. He began a digital photography business, which focused primarily on event and portrait photography. In 2007, Todd and his family decided to leave South Florida and relocate to Blythewood, SC, just outside of Columbia.

After settling in, Todd shifted his interest to the world of digital fine art photography. “I came to the conclusion that in order to be successful in photography, one has to produce images that people haven’t seen before,” said Todd. “I’ve always been fascinated by the abstract and impressionist painters and decided that there was no reason why I couldn’t produce photographs in that style.” It should be noted that Todd’s images are actual photographs, not computer generated images. Todd added, “I take great pride in the fact that I apply very little post-production techniques to my photographs.”

To experience SuperUnnatural, please also visit Todd's Flickr! slideshow. It is here.

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