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Cool Link: Photographs Are No Longer Things

Submitted by on November 16, 2012 – 9:05 am

In case you missed it, Wired.com has just published an excellent interview with photographer/mobile photographer Steven Mayes, the director of VII Photo Agency. In it, he talks about the transitions from analog to digital and from digital to mobile photography. It’s not a technical article. It’s a very thoughtful and insightful one — more about the change in creative thought processes that mobile photography has brought to the art. It’s a great read on why iPhoneography and mobile photography differ from traditional analog photography and even more traditional digital.

There are a ton of money quotes in this one. I picked this one from the top:

When talking about mobile photography, “a lot of the visual filters are about nostalgia for the image. We’re embracing the cell phone, but desperately trying to link it to what we know, our histories and what is familiar.”

I highly recommend you spend a few minutes with the entire read here, “Photographs Are No Longer Things, They’re Experiences” on Wired.com.



Tip of the hat to Jordi Pou for the heads up on this one.

Marty Yawnick

Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.