Over the course of 2012, about 50,000 images were submitted to Life In LoFi’s Flickr Group. Of those, about 750 were selected for our weekly showcase. 500 of those images would be 1%. There are only 50 here. To appear in the top 0.01% of anything is quite an honor.

Here are what I feel to be the best of those images. This is our year-end Faved On Flickr Showcase — The Best of Life In LoFi for 2012.

This is the toughest showcase of the year to do. Here are the images that I feel are the top images we’ve run in our Faved showcases. These are images that made a connection to me somehow. Not all are representative of each iPhoneographer or iPhone artist’s style, but they are images that I found powerful, moving, unique, stunning, personal or often a combination of all of those.

2013 will be the third year Life In LoFi has been presenting the Faved On Flickr showcases. The quality and impact of the image is the most important criteria for me when choosing these. That’s why works from iPhoneography’s “rock stars” are often displayed alongside newer artists who may not have the recognition yet. Many of these works have appeared in other websites showcases; many haven’t. All of them represent what I feel are among the best works created this year shot and processed using only an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

These images are Life In LoFi’s Best of the Best. They go back to the first showcase of 2012. To narrow these down from the thousands submitted was not an easy task. I tried to get it down to about two dozen images like last year’s list, but didn’t want to cut any further, so my apologies for the length of the post. I’d like to thank all fo the iPhonegraphers who shared their works to our Flickr group, and a special shout out to all the artists who made this selection.

Joel Adam
Aik Beng Chia
Aylin Argun
Andy Bruce
Roger Clay
Dirk Dallas
Johnny Eckó
Reza Elghazi
Deb Evans Braun
Jaime Ferreyros
Pirmin Föllmi
Jennifer Ford
laura frantz
Donna French
Souichi Furusho
Paula Gardener
Janine Graf
Alessandro Greganti
Roger Guetta
Dixon Hamby
Mel Harrison
Edina Herold
Lynette Jackson
Robert-Paul Jansen
Sarah Jarrett
Alan Kastner
Ginger Lucero
Paul Moore
one big shoe
Vicki Oseland
Amo Passicos
Leonardo Pilara
Catherine Restivo
Emily Rose
Andy Royston
Star Rush
Millo Salgado
Greg Schmigel
Shel Serkin
brandon smith
Michael Sutton
Benamon Tame
Urban Muser

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Here are the images, in no particular order other than I think they work well together as presented. There’s no lede image for this post. They’re all ledes.

I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year and thank you for making Life In LoFi a part of your day.

Marty Yawnick
Founder/Publisher, Life In LoFi



sail by Janine Graf


Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith by Emily Bemily / Emily Rose


I'm ready. Tell me everything.

I’m ready. Tell me everything. by Andy Royston ( The Ft Lauderdale Sun project)


Family holidays

Family holidays by Jahsharn / Paula Gardener


Orange you happy?

Orange you happy? by gardenymph (Jennifer Ford)


My Heartfelt Gift Via Dreams

My Heartfelt Gift Via Dreams by mutablend


Winter's Child

Winter’s Child by forestlady / Vicki Oseland



Untitled by xxfromneptune / Aylin Argun


The window

The window by Sarah Jarrett


The Hunger of Patience #iph100 #iphoneography #mobilephotography

The Hunger of Patience by Benamon Tame Photography



Sparkle by iCloud_9 / NyanJiroo


sagano bamboo groves in arashiyama, kyoto

sagano bamboo groves in arashiyama, kyoto by librarymook


Eve with Antlers (3)

Eve with Antlers (3) by BlemishedEye / David Booker


A Forgiving Woman Unable To Forgive

A Forgiving Woman Unable To Forgive by DraMan/ Roger Guetta


Sarah et Cloé

Sarah et Cloé by Amo Iphoneography aka melle Amo / Amo Passicos


Flamenco dancer in motion

Flamenco dancer in motion by Dixon Hamby



Retrato by Millo Salgado


Img 023

Img 023 by Leonardo Pilara


The Bird

The Bird by one big shoe



Untitled by s n a c k s / brandon smith


Camera Roll-530

Camera Roll-530 by futuresleep cc / Andy Bruce



Overexposure by jaiphoneography / Jaime Ferreyros


LA Rails

LA Rails by Dirk Dallas


hunger strike 2.0

hunger strike 2.0 by Greg Schmigel



Simples by RobinLDN


I'm Not The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Series

I’m Not The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Series by Aik Beng Chia


The lineup

The lineup by asleepundercolumnsovlight / Joel Adam


all our divergent paths : we walk together

all our divergent paths : we walk together by Deb Evans Braun


Obstacles. [edit]

Obstacles. [edit] by Robert-Paul Jansen


12/12/12 by Michael Sutton


Passing Train

Passing Train by Mooro2 / Paul Moore


let me in!

let me in! by Urban Muser



wind by ||| laura frantz |||


Country Road

Country Road by Roger B. Clay



Bergschatten by Pirmin Föllmi (iphotography.ch)



Solitude by star.rush360 / Star Rush


The viewfinder

The viewfinder by AlGrega™ / Alessandro Greganti



Untitled by cbrannen / Colin


Post Rapture

Post Rapture by Shel Serkin


Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol by luisonrh


The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman by tabiwallah / Alan Kastner


Don't Look Behind You

Don’t Look Behind You by Sxethang / Ginger Lucero



JUST MEANT TO BE … by Donna French


Be outstanding

Be outstanding by MahoganyTurtle / Mel Harrison


Image pic #67

Image pic #67 by Souichi Furusho


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No._2034__2/3 M3 by Page67_Lynette Jackson


Involuntary Psychiatric Hold

Involuntary Psychiatric Hold by (rez) / Reza Elghazi


"it was you who came to my side. remarkably close for our time of life"

“it was you who came to my side. remarkably close for our time of life” by ©arlein / Carlein van der Beek


Waiting for a Sign no. 2

Waiting for a Sign no. 2 by Catherine Restivo


last trail home

last trail home by krapoz / giuseppe capozzo



Timeline by squarepixel / Johnny Eckó


Visitor #2

Visitor #2 by HeDyna / Edina Herold