Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Twilight Ridge 2

Twilight Ridge, iPhone4
Here is another image from Twilight Ridge - this time an iPhone4 capture using the Bracket Mode application. Added a vintage Polaroid Type 55 frame from lo-mob....

Lately I have been enjoying the way iPhone technology can create pictorial imagery similar to artists like Henry Peach Robinson, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward Steichen and Alfred Steiglitz to name a few. Among the methods they used were combining multiple negatives, soft focus, special filters, various lens choices and brushes to soften images and on and on. With the iPhone technology we use multiple applications and textures not so much different then these pioneers to create the same feel - something I enjoy coming from an alternative process background. Additionally, iPhone artists use brushes, play with various lens choices, textures and blending to create images. Not so different when you think about it.

I guess my point here is that this new iPhone technology in the right hands is not so different from what those photography pioneers did back at the turn of the 20th century. In some ways
iphone-ographers are going through the same criticisms about whether this technology is truly photography - my opinion is of course yes.

 If you have time take a look at he various website for these artists - you will not be dis-appointed.

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