I spent a bit of time hanging out with iPhoneographer Alon Goldsmith at Macworld in San Francisco last week. Most of the time, this very creative photographer was shooting everything. My best recollections, though, were talking for quite a bit of time about music — The Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, et al. Alon has a great story about sitting next to David Gilmour during a performance of The Who’s “Tommy.” I’ve seen The Who several times and I’m envious of this one….
Alon was recently featured in Forbes online — less as a guy who shoots with an iPhone and more as an artist who uses the iPhone as a tool to create and share (there’s a difference). A link and more of my thoughts after the jump. >>>
Even as recent as a year or so ago, a high-profile publication like Forbes would have never touched a story on iPhoneography. In David Hochman’s post, not only are the words and the work of Alon Goldsmith featured, but the iPhone itself is treated more like another tool in which to create — not like the novelty it was viewed as in iPhoneography’s early years.
Recently, I’ve been seeing some great press about iPhoneography that’s been less “Oh, you did this with an iPhone?” and more about the art. This critical acceptance is another big step in the evolution of iPhoneography and the mobile arts.
When Alon Goldsmith points his Apple iPhone, surreal things happen. The South Africa native, who lives in Los Angeles and works in advertising, uses the iPhone camera like an artist might wield a brush; that is, if that brush came with apps for blurring, antiquing, blending, grizzling and otherwise fancying up the image at hand.
Read all of David Hochman’s article “Stunning iPhone Photos From L.A.’s iPhoneography Wizard” on Forbes.com.