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

Day Two Hundred Thirty Five, September 14, 2011

the fellowship of the lens

When you do something so much, day after day, week after week, you put yourself on its frequency. It is like that with everything isn’t it? Food lovers are drawn to food, drinkers can spot a bar a mile away, smokers can find a cigarette in the most unlikely of places, flirts can sense an attractive person on the other side of the street, photographers can feel other photographers. When I meet another photographer, it is almost a sense of kinship, a similarity of things shared, experienced, sought after. A relationship with light, with color, with motion. Today on an afternoon walk down the Huang Pu river in Shanghai I met this white gloved photographer and we just smiled at each other for a few moments, took shots of each other and just giggled like children before I walked away…

Day Thirty Nine, March2, 2011

the magic of light

Light is one of the most precious gifts we are given on this planet freely. Its source is constant never missing a beat. And then the light itself is so magical, ever changing, twinkling silver at dawn, intensifying gradually till its peak time, then gradually getting into its glowing gold phase when all is still in reverence of its majesty.

As a photographer you fall passionately in love with light, you look for it, you anticipate it, you wait for it, you flirt with it, and then and only at the right moment you capture it and merge with it..

And when the moment is right, you just know it, your heart beats faster, your hand tremble and you know right there that the light has granted you the honor of being with it. It is these special moments that define the highlights of a photographer’s journey…