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Iphonography? Really?

walking in the rain
walking in the rain
loving the rain
loving the rain
dreams in puddles~
dreams in puddles

There was a time not so long ago when I thought there is no way for me to consider using my iPhone for anything but light image sharing if I had no other choice. Then I happened by chance on Michael a brilliant photographer and  iPhone artist who has a masterful over his photography style and words completely unique to him, and that “meeting” on Flickr and on Instagram turned my photography upside down in such a magical way. I think other people are the most potent providers of inspiration when we are able to have an honest, robust exchange of both mind and spirit that can take both people far into realms of the unknown. It is magical when that happens. It drew me to a circle of more incredible artists like Brendan, who creates phenomenal images daily and is now blogging here.

So yes, the iPhone, a brilliant tool for creating and altering realities, for giving form to visions and for capturing the invisible.

More about that in future blog entries.

Please check out these two amazing artists

Michael’s flickr, website, facebook

Brendan’s Flickr, Blog

By ~mimo~

Photographer, Art searcher, Motion Designer, traveler.

30 replies on “Iphonography? Really?”

Each new mass media technology opens up whole new forms of media. Even the blog post is a different medium from any on paper. Wonderful images.

Indeed! Smartphones will change a lot of things. A couple of years ago, during a trip to Paris, I wrote a novel on a Blackberry using text messages and photos I took with my “phone” to illustrate. SMS limited format made it both a challenge and a reward when eventually I finished the novel. (Plus photos). So now in one instrument we can both write and “image”.
Take care

Hi Mimo. You’re quite right: the tools (after a while) do become secondary. They are a necessary step one later has to free oneself of. I’m sure Eric Clapton could delight us playing a cardboard guitar! 🙂
Keep up the great work. Your eye is your greatest tool!

I have never once taken a shot with my iphone.. hmm.. actually i never even thought of it seriously as i am always carrying a big camera and almost never carrying my phone.. I shall go and check these other guys out though.. morning mimo! c

I am in awe of you two guys. Each day it is such a pleasure to see how your day develops and how your exchange of how you see Shanghai and Tokyo flows back and forth between you two.
Every day, and this is no lie, I think how can they outdo what they did yesterday – and yes – you do!
I am very grateful and humbled that you are so kind in your praise of my own iPhone stuff. I truly can say you both inspire me greatly. Thanks Mimo – and to you too, Michael!

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