by Marian Rubin
About the Book
All of the images in this book were made using an iPhone 3GS beginning in July 2010. Photographing with the iPhone has been an adventure and has created a sense of discovery, excitement and fun. It allows for greater spontaneity: the ability to shoot and post process in just moments, with the added benefits of its own unique qualities of texture, atmosphere and mood. It has created in me a freedom to move forward creatively, allowing my senses to rule, given the technical challenges of the cell phone: a mere 3 megapixels, no lens, "f" stop, white balance or shutter speed adjustments, and no flash.
Shooting with the iPhone is about freedom: freedom from the boundaries and rules of more traditional fine art photography; freedom from guilt over not carrying a huge, heavy camera with multiple lenses, a tripod and other cumbersome equipment. "For serious photographers, it ends the most inane observation ever and that is when someone sees a good image and says 'You must have a really good camera.' Now they say: 'You took this on a phone?' " ...Sam Krisch