Salon 79 // Photography

February 1, 2024

Moderator: Renata Janiszewska // Lions Head Canada


00:02:05 – Lee Day // Bearsville NY USAa
00:18:19 – Tommy Mintz // NYC NY USA
00:35:03 – Lee Schnaiberg // Montreal CA
00:51:31 – Cynthia Beth Rubin // New Haven CT


01:15:05 – Joey Zaza & Cari Ann Shim Sham
Co-Founders, The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art



Renata Janiszewska paints on an electronic canvas. Her work uses both digital and analog elements to articulate themes of chance, intoxication, shamanism, bio-degradation, and feminism. Her vocabulary of metamorphizing forms, textures, colours and paradoxical spaces suggests how the organic human, art history, and the machine realm of technology combine to create a new form. In her moving image works she marries disparate elements both to each other and to an original musical score of her own making.


Lee Day

Lee Day has worked in a range of creative fields – photojournalism, stock photography, interactive media, web design and creative writing. Returning now to his first love, photography, he is exploring how far he can push the algorithms of the digital image.

I find that digital tools enable me to inject some of these very modern qualities of impermanent connectedness into the images I’m making – that breaking down the photograph’s algorithmic fabric provides new ways to explore content, expanding both the physical boundary and the spatial-temporal moment that it implies.


Tommy Mintz

Tommy Mintz (Associate Professor of Photography, Art Department, CUNY Kingsborough Community College) is an artist whose work draws upon the aesthetics and concepts of street photography, collage, mapping, and digital culture. Most recently, he is working with iterations of the “Automated Digital Photo Collage,” a program he wrote that analyzes sequential images for differences and generates a time-lapse collage.

Lee Schnaiberg creates with ancient iPhones. The Montreal based artist rises early each day to climb a mountain park behind his studio in the city. He shoots with an original series of movements he calls brushstrokes, or iPhone manipulation, to produce a photo style known as ‘rogue pano’. He is a leader and innovator in the international rogue panography community.

Schnaiberg also works on canvas, his notable series The Space in Between originated as graphite, ink, and paint on canvas, then evolved into digital videos and visuals used in DJ performances.

Schnaiberg’s expansive journey in the arts reflects a unique synthesis of technology, visual storytelling, and a deep commitment to addressing pressing global issues.


Techspressionist Salons are a time and place in cyberspace where artists gather once a month to hang out, share their work and discuss matters relating to art, philosophy, and technology.

These meetups were conceived as a modern counterpart to the Surrealist salons of the 1920’s, in which artists could meet informally to socialize and discuss ideas. Techspressionism is a 100% volunteer-based international artist community.

The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin Goldberg, Patrick Lichty, Steve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as art historian Helen Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, the former home and studio of painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. During this first Salon session, the working definition of Techspressionism was decided upon by the participants as: “An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.”

Artist Davonte Bradley (aka DAVO) proposed the idea of recording the Salons and publishing them on the Techspressionism YouTube Channel, which was implemented starting with Salon #8.

Salons are moderated by a rotating panel of artist volunteers. After the recording ends, artists are welcome to hang out for the afterparty (aka advisory board meeting), in which the topic for the next Salon is decided upon, and other community-related ideas are discussed.