Jeremiah Dine’s exhibition, Look Down/Shoot Down, runs from October 2- October 24 2009 at MAD Gallery, 520 W. 27th Street. The imagery is the visual language of the streets – traffic cones, signs, garbage, walls, curbs – the detritus of the urban environment, the whole making up a pattern of textures, colors and shapes.
Look Down/Shoot Down refers to the process of photographing on the street, the literal act of looking and shooting. LD/SD is also the term for a modern fighter jet’s radar capabilities to acquire, lock on and destroy a target. The act of photographing can be thought of as “hunting” for images, and these images in particular are often shot looking down at the pavement or curb. The photographer’s eye is constantly acquiring and targeting new information.