Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week, 09.08.13

Dust In The Wind by Edi Caves

Welcome to my very first curated selection for the “Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week” feature here at Life in LoFi!

When I signed on with Marty to do this, I had no idea what a nearly impossible task it would be to go through the hundreds of images that are submitted each week to LoFi’s Flickr Group pool, and select just 18 of my favorites for inclusion in this week’s collection.

Aside from being exhausted, I am elated, inspired, and incredibly hopeful for the future of mobile art and photography. Of course I came across the work of many established artists whose work I’ve long admired, but the real joy came from discovering a few new artists as well – Wayne Greer, Jack Mallon, and Moshen Chinehkesh to name a few. And, while my own work is all about color, I found myself gravitating towards moody black and whites, such as Damian Nowosadzki’s “Into Fog,” and a few “decisive moment” style photographs, such as Millo Salgado’s “Long Sleeves for the Summer” and Alon Goldsmith’s “Josie and the Pussycats.” But in the end, some colorful works did find their way into the final 18. Sandra Nykerk’s “Generations” made me smile with is poignancy, Trilikemike’s “Out of Place” and all of his work is a feast for the eyes, and Jack Mallon’s “Beach Borders” reminded me of a Robert Rauschenberg silkscreen. All in all, I think this is a magnificent collection that represents a cross section of the amazing art being produced by a wide range of incredibly talented artists. I’m looking forward to Week #2!

Our lead image is by Edi Caves. This image intrigued me for a couple of reasons, but mainly because he made something original out of a technique that is becoming a bit ubiquitous these days. Whenever I see a new twist on an old idea, it catches my attention. And this image certainly did that! Well done, Edi!

So without further ado, I present this week’s 18 “Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week” by Edi Caves, la_ma_rie, Wayne Greer, Cedric Blanchon, Sarah Jarrett, Sandra Nykerk, Mike Bowers (trilikemike), Jack Mallon, Millo Salgado, Alon Goldsmith, Moshen Chinehkesh, Damian Nowosadzki, Nico Brons, Nicki Fitz-Gerald, The Unexpected City, Lynette Jackson, Fabio D’Andrea, and Joan R. Bada. Congratulations to each of you!

Submitting Your Photos

We are partnering with galleries and photo exhibits around the world. Images that are selected for the Faved weekly showcase are now eligible for consideration for brick-and-mortar shows that we’ve partnered with.

Submissions are welcome for any photos shot and processed with iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad only. No desktop or Android processed images, please. To have your works considered, just post or share your images to Life In LoFi’s Flickr group. Images must be shot and processed using only an iDevice. Each week, we’ll feature a brand new showcase of more great iPhoneography.


Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week, 09.08.13

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Dust in the wind

Dust in the wind by E.Caves


Untitled by la_ma_rie


Dragonfly by Nico Brons

Pawnee Prairie 3 ( series )

Pawnee Prairie 3 ( series ) by Wayne Greer

smoky portrait 3

smoky portrait 3 by cedric blanchon

The Paper Bag Crown

The Paper Bag Crown by Sarah Jarrett


Generations by Sandra Nykerk

Out of Place

Out of Place by Trilikemike / Mike Bowers

Beach boarders

Beach boarders by Jack Mallon

Long Sleeves For The Summer.

Long Sleeves For The Summer. by Millo Salgado

Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats by Alon Goldsmith


Untitled by mohsen_ch / Mohsen Chinehkesh

Into fog...

Into fog... by Damian Nowosadzki

Closed Restaurant

Closed Restaurant by The Unexpected City


Untitled by joan ramon bada suñe

Back on the merry-go-round

Back on the merry-go-round by Nicki Fitz-Gerald

No._4632 iPhone4s+PhotoCopier+ImageBlender+SnapSeed+iDesign+Phonto

No._4632 iPhone4s+PhotoCopier+ImageBlender+SnapSeed+iDesign+Phonto by Page67_Lynette Jackson

A Matter Of Perspective - NY Series

A Matter Of Perspective - NY Series by Fastcomet - Fabio D'Andrea



About Cindy Patrick 6 Articles
A professional photographer for the past decade, Cindy turned to her iPhone as a creative tool in 2010. Since then, she has exhibited her work at galleries and museums in four countries and across the United States. She has garnered numerous awards, most recently in the Mobile Photography division of the 2013 American Aperture Awards (Ax3). Her work has been published both online and in print, including Architectural Digest. Cindy has contributed to two books on iPhoneography. In addition to photographing weddings and portraits, Cindy is an iPad Instructor at Cooper University's Cancer Institute as part of their Complementary Medicine Program. She is available for talks and workshops worldwide.
  • Mike

    Nicely done Cindy. Looking forward to your future picks!!

    • cpatrickphoto

      Thank you very much, Mike! This is not an easy task each week:) I hope to see your work in the Flickr Group pool!

  • NickiFG

    Hooray. A very sophisticated FavedonFlickr is back and I am delighted to have my work featured amongst such inspiring talent. Thanks Marty and Cindy!

    • cpatrickphoto

      Nicki, your work is second to none! Enough said! Very well-deserved recognition for an inspired piece of art!

  • jenbeez

    How great to have the faved on Flickr showcase back. Wonderful job, Cindy! Such lovely images, all.

    • cpatrickphoto

      Thanks so much, Jen! You know how much I love your work, and I kept coming back to “I don’t know where you’ve been” which made the short list and really touched me. I appreciate your support and encouragement, and hope to see your beautiful works in the Flickr gallery next week!

  • Padme

    let me just say, i really like these, but i also have to say, i think the terminology is all wrong. most of these are not “photos.” they are “art” certainly, but photos, no, i don’t think so.

    look, i’m not the opinion maker, so perhaps to many they are photos, but as a kind of “naturalism” has been largely abandoned in these selections (this is definitely a trend, as if a natural photographic image is not enough now,) i think these selections, visually, demonstrate my point. i think i would consider maybe a 1/4 of them actual photos, and only one of these in color, but, most importantly, not one has escaped being utterly post processed to the nth degree, and, in some cases, to their very death (that is opinion.)

    is this now the standard for what a mobile “photo” has to be to be “faved on flickr.” is there no room for naturalism, even at its moodiest, the captured moment unadulterated, in iphoneography any longer? must everything be so “busy” to be considered valid? or is it a terminology problem? at what point does an image stop being a photograph and start being a “digital painting.” i think many of these cross the line, and not just a little bit.

    i guess my point is, in order for iphoneography as a whole to be taken seriously as an artform, at some point i think there has to be a division between “iphone paintings” and “iphone photography,” they are all not one thing and shouldn’t be grouped together as such, it’s unfair to both. they can be grouped as visual work that is being created on mobile devices, yes, they are created from the same base point, but where they end up seems to be a completely different visual and expressive place. one is not better than the other, but they certainly are very different.

    i mean, to compare robert capa, edward weston, or any number of other past and contemporary photographers’ works to most of these is almost absurd. and they shouldn’t be compared. that’s not a quality issue, like i said, i really love these for what they are, i just don’t consider most of them photos as much as multi media visual works that’s base is a photographic image as opposed to a painting or a drawing etc.

    so i ask, does iphoneography need a new term for visual images that are as much, if not more, digital paintings than photos? does a division finally need to be made formally? i think it is invevitable.

    • cpatrickphoto

      Hello, padme (I’m sorry I don’t know your real name!)

      I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to step back into the history of photography a bit to respond to your post!

      In the early 20th century, a raging debate was going on between the “naturalist” photographers of the time (those interested in capturing the world with mirror-like accuracy) and the “pictorialist” photographers (those who sought to imitate paintings and other forms of expressive art.) Before Alfred Stieglitz came along, photography was seen as a science and not as an art form. But he made it his mission to create photographs that would be accepted by the art world, by making photographs that — like paintings or sculptures — showed the hand of the creator in its making. To this end, he began manipulating his photos in the darkroom, mainly through various forms of toning (which are considered mainstream photographic techniques today.) Many other photographers started to do the same thing, which obviously angered the naturalists because they felt that it was violating their purist beliefs about photography.

      The point I’m trying to make is this: Despite the debates that raged at the time, both of these schools of photography have found their rightful place in today’s history of photography. I doubt there is anyone alive today who would dispute the fact that Alfred Stieglitz is one of the forefathers of modern photography. His work is not defined as “art” while the work of the other photographers of his day is defined as “photography.” It is all photography! And it is from this rich and varied tradition that we draw from today in the mobile photography movement.

      Is a more “apped” photograph less of a photograph than one that is “unapped?” Even a photo that is apped “to the nth degree” is still a photograph (in my humble opinion.) I’ll bet you a dollar that if Alfred Stieglitz were alive today, he would be a proponent of apped photographs. And even it he wasn’t, I’ll bet that he wouldn’t have a problem with mobile photographers who choose to apply an app (or two or three) as long as those apps added to their vision and what the photographer was trying to say.

      I guess in general, I don’t believe that it is necessary to despise one thing in order to respect something else. Within the realm of mobile photography, I think there is room for a “straight” photograph to exist side-by-side with his more “apped” brother. For me, one of the things that makes mobile photography so exciting is the variety, the pushing of boundaries by its practitioners to create art that truly defies categorization. It’s a beautiful thing, and I love it in all its forms. I hope my showcase each week continues to celebrate this art form in all its permutations. And I hope you will contribute. I would love to see your work!


    • DianaNicholetteJeon

      YES!!!! And please make it look different than what we could do in Photoshop in 1994.

  • edicaves

    What a wonderful surprise to be apart of your first feature on Life In LoFi, Cindy! Your words in the piece about my image is much appreciated. It’s encouraging see that you liked it enough to make your lead, mostly because it’s such a simple image using Hipstamatic’s (hit or miss) mutliexposure and vscocam. Thank you Cindy! Congrats all! And welcome to the LifeInLoFi team CP!

    • cpatrickphoto

      It’s been a joy to see your recent work and I kept coming back to this one! Very well-deserved, Edi! Congratulations to you!

  • DianaNicholetteJeon

    These to me are so Photoshop 10 years ago.