As you know, I take many (probably half) of the pictures I post here with my iPhone. It’s just so simple and easy. I have it with me all of the time and it’s right there whenever I see something that must be snapped. I love hearing what famous photographers think about the iPhone. Here’s an excerpt from an LA Times article:
By: Barbara Davidson
“reFramed” is a bimonthly feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism. It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson. twitter: @photospice
Richard Koci Hernandez is a national Emmy-award-winning video and multimedia producer who worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. A two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Hernandez is currently on the faculty at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches various new media courses, including mobile reporting. In 2011 he presented a mobile photography master class at the TED2012 conference.
Q: Creatively and professionally, how has the iPhone changed your photographic life?
A: This tool has changed my entire process.
First, it has accelerated my output. Not only is it the camera in my hand, but it’s the printing press in my pocket and more importantly, with the rise of social networks like Instagram, it’s become my satellite dish in order to instantly transmit, globally. I can share my vision at the touch of a button and receive instant feedback and sometimes, intelligent conversation about the photographic process. It’s a thrilling time for photographers.
Second, the “connected” camera has expanded my photographic inspiration and motivation. I can see other photographers creating inspiring imagery all over the globe, even while I wait for the bus. I’ve never been more inspired in my career.
Finally, the creative possibilities and potential with mobile photography are especially exciting. I’ll admit that my work stays relatively close to a classic analog street photography aesthetic, but it’s allowed me to experiment with other forms of photography that were never on my creative horizon. I haven’t shared a lot of this work publicly, but I’m playing around like never before.
To read the whole article click here.
What do you think about iPhone photography?