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