Camera ready

Moving Stills

Photographer Allyson Seconds initially majored in ceramic sculpture at UC Davis, and in the process of chronicling her progress with a camera, discovered a new obsession. Over the years, Seconds, a well-known local musician and former True Love Coffeehouse proprietor, earned a reputation for taking eye-catching, whimsical photos of bands. More recently, she's taken to carrying an iPhone and using its camera to document everyday habits: walks along the river, strolls through Midtown, animal encounters, et al. Most are hued with a bluish-green tint and all convey a sensibility that's at once universal but also self-reflective. Seconds pays close attention to detail, whether focusing on a plant's delicate membranes, zooming in on a dog's mournful expression or snapping shots of her feet as they meet up with heart-shaped leaves, turtles and other random bits of nature. Now, Moving Stills, a collection of Seconds' iPhone images, is currently on display at Bows & Arrows through June 7, as part of the cafe/boutique's “bathroom art series.” The show's title is a nod to friends who observed that Seconds' work conveys “a sense of stillness no matter the amount of action in the image,” and all of the images on exhibit were culled from the photographer's Pic O'day project, an ongoing Facebook “visual diary.” Seconds says it was tough to narrow down her selection. “I am such a compulsive picture taker that I have thousands and thousands of images.” 1815 19th Street,