Saturday, January 18, 2014

Seeing Differently with a Phone


I love how the camera on the phone I use shapes how I see--gives rise to new meanings of the ordinary. Technologies extend and constrain us and in doing so repeatedly often situate values as given truths.

Thoreau wrote, "The question is not what you look at but what you see."  This is a central tenet to making images, as opposed to just taking photographs. I enjoy the tension that happens when the technologies I use to make images are so different from one another.  There is vast world of difference that emerges when I shoot with a Nikon, a Leica, or my iPhone.  Exploring these differences affords me the opportunity to see differently.

This points to the importance of agency. The decision as to what tools to use are better left in the hands of the maker.

Below is a collection of images made during the last year using an iPhone and most often the Hipstamatic app.

Massachusetts, 2013
Massachusetts, 2013
Massachusetts, 2013

Massachusetts, 2013

Massachusetts, 2013

Massachusetts, 2013


Pennsylvania, 2013

Rome, Italy 2013
Tuscany, Italy 2013
Tuscany, Italy 2013
Florence, Italy 2013
Tuscany, Italy 2013
Tuscany, Italy 2013
Florence, Italy 2013

Tuscany, Italy 2013
London, England 2013
Bath, England 2013
London, England 2013
London, England 2013
Stonehenge, England 2013


Newquay, England 2013

Augusta, NJ 2013
Augusta, NJ 2013
Ringwood, NJ 2013

Ringwood, NJ 2013
Ringwood, NJ 2013

Ringwood, NJ 2013

Oakland, NJ 2013
Ringwood, NJ 2013
Oakland, NJ 2013
Oakland, NJ 2013
Ringwood, NJ 2013
Cort Theater, NYC 2013
Times Square, NYC 2013

Oakland, NJ 2013

Upper West Side, NYC. 2014
Upper West Side, NYC. 2014
Newark, NJ  2014
Newark, NJ  2014
Newark, NJ  2014
Newark, NJ  2014


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