Of Mirrors

Of Mirrors by Nacho Cordova


On Saturday, iPhoneography lost one of its brightest stars.

Nacho Cordova was an artist with a gifted eye. He was a teacher. He was a husband and a father. In all my contact with Nacho both direct and indirect, he was polite, respectful of others and gracious. Nacho was a good guy. He touched many, many people in his life as evidenced by the pages and pages of tributes left on his Facebook wall. Nacho Cordova leaves a void and will be missed by many.

Over the weekend, many iPhoneographers began posting tribute photos in memory of Nacho. Life in LoFi and the iPhoneogenic blogs present many of those tribute images here in remembrance of our colleague and our friend.


Nathaniel I. Cordova | October 22, 1964 - July, 16th 2011


Information on Nacho’s memorial service this Wednesday at Willamette University can be found here.

kiss the sky, dedicated to Nacho Cordova, may he rest in peace

kiss the sky, dedicated to Nacho Cordova, may he rest in peace by Kimberly Post Rowe


For Nacho: Last light, but not lost. by Jill Gaupin


crossing over

crossing over by Emily Rose



"Empty chair" Tribute to Nacho Cordova 792_kokovoko

"Empty chair" Tribute to Nacho Cordova by Jordi V. Pou


Your leaving had no goodbye. I wish the tide would take me over. I've been down on my knees and you just keep on getting further.

Your leaving had no goodbye. I wish the tide would take me over. I've been down on my knees and you just keep on getting further. by Edgar Cuevas


Contemplating Cordova by Roger Guetta


For Nacho (Framed)

For Nacho (Framed) by Jeff White



“The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.”

“The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” by ©arlein



Windows by Lindsey Thompson


New Digs For Nathaniel

New Digs For Nathaniel by Alan Kastner / tabiwallah

“This piece was conceived after hours of contemplating the passing of our good friend, Nathaniel “Nacho” Cordova. Many members of the community, myself included, are still reeling from the shock of losing such a precious individual on July 16th.

“Nacho demonstrated more human goodness toward his peers than most anyone I’ve experienced. He possessed the zeal of an ardent student, while at the same time gladly and ably playing guide or teacher. He enhanced the level of discussion within the community. His warmth and respect for all he dealt with was infectious. And his passion was unquestionable. On a larger scale, Nacho was also comfortable in the role of outspoken advocate for iPhoneography, mobile photography and photography on the whole.

“I didn’t anticipate creating an image at this time, though I’ve long wanted to dedicate a piece to Nacho. It’s just that he so filled my thoughts after the tragic news came in, the only outlet I could find was to move my fingers and meditate while doing something I was sure Nacho would approve of — apping. In the end, I prepared secure new digs where Nacho could pursue his art freely, and where he and his friends can kick back and schmooze in style, as always.

“Sorry to be so wordy. Nacho wouldn’t mind that at all!” — Alan Kastner

A Challenge To The Dark

A Challenge To The Dark by Robert Herold

“This image was made a few hours before Nacho Cordova died. The title represents an inspiring poem by Charles Bukowski about death. We will miss you Nacho.” — Robert Herold

performing morning

performing morning by Amy Hughes


Nacho's taken his iphoneography to a higher level, he's taken it to heaven. by Jaime Ferreyros


Into the Light

Into the Light by T.S. Elliott


For An Interval, by Catherine Restivo

 I created this photo with this poem in mind.  If you can include the poem with the photo that would be great: — Catherine Restrevo

What is Death?
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without affect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you,
for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.

All is well.
~ Henry Scott Holland

Photo by Clint Cline


Morning Glory

Morning Glory by Paul Moore

“While I never met him, his comments and thoughts on some of my pics were always very thorough and insightful.  As someone else said you always got the impression that he really looked at you pics and scrutinised them.  I will miss his presence in the iPhone community immensely.” — Paul Moore

photo by Sherry Chen


For Nacho, by Candace Ayoub


Tribute for Nacho by Laura Peischl

For Nacho, by Jamie Stewart / Mineowneye


thinking about Nacho-by Jamie Stewart / Mineowneye

Photo by Marie Matthews / Kaphinga


For Nacho by Chris Shaw/ A Cat Called Morris


Photo by Aaron Davis


Serenity by Christian Peacock

Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Mindfulness by Lea Zimany



Be by Lumilyon


There Is A Fountain Of Youth by Aik Beng Chia


You Will Be Sadly Missed

You Will Be Sadly Missed by Robson Santos / iPhoneography London


For Nacho by AlyZen Moonshadow

Photo by Jordan Cortese


The Light Of Nacho Cordova

The Light Of Nacho Cordova by Jean-Christophe Polgar / Kiko Gnou


For Nacho by Stacy Ericson

“I was on the road driving yesterday but you all were on my mind…” – Stacy Ericson

Photo by MaryJane Sarvis


Continue to Shine by Catriona Donagh


Nathaniel's light

Nathaniel's light by Alessandro Greganti


In memory of Nathaniel “Nacho” Cordova who filled our hearts with his pureness of thought and his wonderful pictures. We’ll miss you Nacho, take a pic for us. — Alessandro Greganti



UPDATED 07.21.11 @ 12:00: Added images from Emily Rose, Laura Peischl, Catriona Donagh, Stacy Ericson, Jeff White, Alyzen Moonshadow, Christian Peacock, and Jean-Christophe Polgar.