I usually have at least two “walking around” cameras with me: my digital point and shoot Lumix DMC-ZS3, and my iPhone 4s, which also serves as a communication device. I can easily throw them in my purse (special side compartments for each) or stash them in my pocket. Either place provides quick and easy access for whatever visual image comes into view, whether it be a street scene, sunrise, sunset, or other subject of interest. I am ready. And so it was on a recent trip to Chicago, riding on the Dan Ryan Expressway, I found myself face to face with the beautiful evening Chicago skyline. I quickly grabbed both cameras and took as many shots as I could before the skyline disappeared from view.
The added beauty of the iPhone is the extensive range of creative pre- and post-process apps, not to mention the ease of sharing. Click, tap, tap, tap, send. Done.
One of the images, Chicago Skyline 1, shown above, will be part of the upcoming exhibit iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs, opening March 8 at The Lunch Box Gallery in the Wynwood Art District of Miami. The concept for the exhibit was inspired by Chase Jarvis, who said “The best camera is the one that’s with you.”™
What do you think about iPhoneography and its place in the world of serious photography? I would love to hear your thoughts.