See who's talking about Little Bite
Little Bite Gallery, a local LA-based traveling gallery, recently had its first gallery opening, featuring Edmound Veyna, to resounding success. Gallery Director Alyssa Mannis granted me some time to check out the exhibition early and do an interview.
Briefly, whats your story, what's your background in art, how did you get involved in gallery work?
I took my first intentional photograph the summer before 9th grade; I remember the moment so well. It was a macro shot in which I admired hundreds of water beads dotting a large leaf on my high school campus. I thought to myself 'Wow. I wish I could always maintain the level of inner peace and understanding that I have with myself and my life as I do in this moment.' After processing the photo in the dark room, whenever I revisited it, I was reminded of that moment. Photography then became a huge part of my life. It gave me permission and freedom to be the more silent appreciator/observer that I always felt myself to be. It gave me a way to process the world on my own terms, and a way to discover and strengthen my perspective. My college app essay spoke about the time I learned that putting down the camera can sometimes be just as important as capturing a good moment. Deciphering those moments became really important to me.