Janie Fitzgerald is an LA based photographer at the intersection of art and immersive technology. She grew up in LA, a city with great music, art and film, and an amazing landscape with plenty of inspiration to draw upon. From the natural beauty of Malibu to the ever-evolving architecture in the city, this strange and wonderful backdrop led her to become enamored with photography.
The turning point into VR was when her love for photography and interest in technology came together in the form of a unique assignment from Apple to create the showcase media for the groundbreaking release of their immersive technology QuickTimeVR. She was among the first few people to work in VR photography, and gained recognition for her innovative work in the medium.
Since then, she has captured numerous environments around the world in VR. As immersive technology has evolved, she continues to explore her original concepts and creative work.
Apple, Inc., Warner Bros, Carnegie Hall, Native Instruments, Mattel Inc., Patina Restaurant Group, Dodger Stadium, Disney Studios, Anaheim Stadium, Yahoo!, LA Metro, National Park Service, Air New Zealand, Sajo Inc., Yamashiro Restaurant, Rockstar Games, Hollywood Hills Hotel, Eller Media Group, Ryerson University, Click Media, Hotel BelAir, VRWay Switzerland, Trigger Inc., Los Angeles Times, J&M Advertising, Village School, The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, 230-Fifth New York City and others.
Exhibits - Photographic Immersive Art:
2021 PTR: Mask Ephemera exhibit at NFT.NYC
2021 Stratosphere: NFT Art International Exhibit. NFT artwork shown in Beijing and in Spatial Metaverse.
2021 NFTS.tips Miami 2021 NFT artwork exhibited in Metaverse event.
2018 VRLA Conference and Exhibit. Installation, VR immersive artwork.
2017 VRLA Conference and Exhibit. Installation, VR immersive artwork.
2016 VRLA Conference and Exhibit. Installation, VR immersive artwork.
2001 Photography group exhibit. Pink Gallery, Echo Park, Los Angeles.
2000 Sacred Worlds Exhibit. Artist and Director for online project created for the VR community.
Gallery site exploring personal explorations from forty individuals working in photographic VR.
1998 VRView Art Site - created for worldwide VR photo community. Concept and Producer.
Designed to offer an international forum for individuals working in photographic VR.
Sponsored by Apple and Eastman Kodak.
Speaker -VR Immersive Media:
2018 VR On The Lot - Advanced Imaging Society. Panel on the Future of Immersive Tech.
2016 Studio Arts: Workshop on immersive imaging
2016 Digital Hollywood,VR and AR: Five Year Projection: An Investment in Time and Space
2016 Digital LA and CRTL Collective: Women in VR panel
2015 Digital LA and CRTL Collective: VR panel
2015 Studio Arts: Workshop on Immersive Imaging
2014 Art Center in Pasadena: Guest speaker on VR
2001 Art Center in Pasadena: Guest speaker on VR
2000 QuickTime Live: Guest speaker on VR
2000 MacWorld: Presentation on the history of panoramic imaging
1999 QuickTime Live: Talk on the production process for VR
1999 American Film Institute: Workshop on VR
1999 Santa Monica College Photography Dept: Guest speaker on VR
1999 IQTVRA event in NYC: Guest speaker on VR
1998 International QTVR Association in San Francisco
1998 Bay Area QTVR Association: Guest speaker on VR
1998 Bay Area QTVR Group: Guest speaker on VR
1998 Interviewed for Eastman Kodak Immersive Imaging Videotape
1998 MacFair in Los Angeles: Guest speaker on VR
1998 American Film Institute in LA: Guest speaker and workshop on VR, sponsored by Apple
1998 Immersive Imaging Road Show. Apple Marketing Center, guest speaker
1997 PhotoPlus panel on QTVR: Presentation on creative uses for VR
1997 Kodak interview for video about “QuickTimeVR for Photographers”
1996 Invited for presentation of VR portfolio at Apple QTVR Open House Long Beach
1996 One day workshop on VR photography. Brooks Institute of Photography