Janie Fitzgerald is an American photographer, with a specialization in 360-degree immersive media and architecture. She grew up in L.A., 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 360º panoramas 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 in 1995. She was one of the first few to work in 360º photography, and in those early days she gained recognition for pioneering the 360º medium with her creative work, showing a range of uses in the format, and helping others along the way. It was at this time she started her company, Axis Images, to produce immersive media.
Over the past few years she has photographed unique places in 360ºVR, World Heritage sites such as The Acropolis of Athens, Tower of London, Chichen Itzá and the National Landmark Carnegie Hall. She has created 360º projects for Apple, Warner Brothers, Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Metro.
Her fine art photography has been in shown in galleries and was exhibited at Art Basel Miami in December 2022 and at Tezos Art Connect during NFTNYC in April 2023.
Apple, Inc., Warner Bros, Carnegie Hall, Native Instruments, Mattel Inc., National Park Service, Patina Restaurant Group, Dodger Stadium, Disney Studios, Anaheim Stadium, Yahoo!, LA Metro, 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 - Photography & Ai & VR Immersive
2023 Post Photography Glimpses, Group show on Nifty Gateway
2023 Black & White Photography. Tezos Art Connect - NFTNYC
2023 VR panoramic in AR at Tezos Art Connect NFTNYC
2022 50mm Collective - Art Basel Miami
2022 Superchief Selects: LA's Past & Future, Ai artwork at Superchief NFT Gallery LA
2022 Superchief Selects Vol. 3: LA Locals Only, Ai artwork at Superchief NFT Gallery LA
2022 Rug Radio, Superchief NFT Gallery, photographic works during NFT/NYC
2022 Voxels Metaverse - Galerie Janie Fitzgerald
2022 "Flora Solaris' NFT Ai collaboration w/ Ivona Tau, Black Dove Gallery, Miami
2022 HOFA Gallery, London. 'Flora Solaris' NFT Ai collaboration w/ Ivona Tau
2021 Art Basel Miami. Through The Lens AR NFT, photographic exhibit
2021 PTR: Mask Ephemera photographic exhibit at NFT.NYC
2021 Stratosphere: NFT Art International Exhibit in Spatial VR exhibit
2021 NFTS.tips Miami 2021 NFT artwork exhibited in Metaverse Event
2018 VRLA Conference and Exhibit.
2017 VRLA Conference and Exhibit.
2016 VRLA Conference and Exhibit.
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 360 photography
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 360 VR photography
2001 Art Center in Pasadena: Guest speaker on 360
2000 QuickTime Live: Guest speaker on 360
2000 MacWorld: Presentation on the history of panoramic imaging
1999 QuickTime Live: Talk on the production process for 360
1999 American Film Institute: Workshop on 360
1999 Santa Monica College Photography Dept: Guest speaker on 360
1999 IQTVRA event in NYC: Guest speaker on 360
1998 International QTVR Association in San Francisco
1998 Bay Area QTVR Association: Guest speaker on 360
1998 Bay Area QTVR Group: Guest speaker on 360
1998 Interviewed for Eastman Kodak Immersive Imaging Videotape
1998 MacFair in Los Angeles: Guest speaker on 360 photography
1998 American Film Institute in LA: Guest speaker and workshop on 360 VR, sponsored by Apple
1998 Immersive Imaging Road Show. Apple Marketing Center, guest speaker
1997 PhotoPlus panel on QTVR: Presentation on creative uses for 360 VR
1997 Kodak interview for video about “QuickTimeVR for Photographers”
1996 Invited for presentation of 360 photography portfolio at Apple QTVR Open House Long Beach
1996 One day workshop on 360 VR photography. Brooks Institute of Photography