I’m excited to say that I just finished hanging photos at In Other Words Feminist Community Center! Here’s more on the show itself:
Art is where you find it.
The best camera is the one you have with you.
Life is beauty.
With these three ideas in mind, I chose to document the 2011 almost exclusively with my iPhone. It was a conscious choice to leave the house in the morning with just the iPhone, and one that I’ve enjoyed. It gives me freedom to take pictures whenever I want, without having to pull out my big DSLR, I could surreptitiously pull out my phone and snap a few photos without it becoming a huge event.
This was also great because it made me stay connected with some kind of creative outlet. It is so easy to be swept up into the business of life, of meetings and projects and deadlines, and to put that aside, even for a moment, creates a sense of connection for me. The understanding that we are all here for some great mysterious reason and that reason might be something more profound than the mundane activities I am currently scrabbling to finish.
All of the photos in this show are shot and edited via iPhone apps. Some of my favorites over the year (and I’ve tried many!) included Instagram, Iris, Photo Wizard, Hipstamatic, QBro, PicFX, Snapseed, Camera+, and 100 Cameras.
I am thankful for the opportunity to showcase some fruits of this project here, and happy to note that all purchases from this project will go directly to my top surgery fund.
If you can make it in to IOW, I would encourage you to do so — but if you can’t, and are interested in prints, let me know! Suggested donation for prints is $10 for 6″x6″ and $20 for an 8″x8″ or 8″x10″. Click here to see the full set of images from 2011 Mobile Life.