An iPhone Captures New York City
Photographs from the iPhone of Tony Cece
by Tony Cece
About the Book
New York City as seen through the lens of an iPhone in the hands of photographer, Tony Cece
All images contained in this book were taken with an iPhone 4S. It was my first trip to New York City, so the images captured reflect my desire to see as many popular spots as I could during my brief one day and a half in the city. They are wide shots that show the larger context I was seeing as I took it all in. I'm sure that my photographs will be completely different the next time I visit the city and zoom my focus to show more of the people, lifestyle, textures and movement of New York City.
As a photographer, I knew I wouldn't be able to see and capture as much of the city as I hoped to if I was weighed down by all my professional gear. I also knew there are already thousands of stunning shots of the city taken by photographers who live in the city and can shoot when the conditions are just right. I decided to focus on taking stylized images with my iPhone and SX70 with Polaroid film. This book contains the photos from my iPhone.
All but seven of the photographs were taken using the Hipstamatic app using the Loftus Lens and Rock BW-11 Film. I did not use a flash in the app. Because I was in the city and wanted to capture the huge buildings that were right on top of me, I was using an Olloclip lens that slips on the iPhone to give me wide angle and fisheye lens options. I am totally enamored with the Olloclip and the settings I was using in Hipstamatic.
I have seen the beauty of iPhone photography since I boought my first iPhone when they were first released. You can see more of my work at www.iPhonelomo.com
I hope you enjoy the artwork contained in this book.
I believe that photographs say a lot about the person who took them. When you look at a photograph, you get a glimpse of the world through the photographer’s eye. They choose what is in the frame, what is left out, how it is framed, what is in focus, the lens, the type of lighting, and whether it is color or black and white. These are only a few things that the photographer has at their disposal when capturing a moment in time. For me, photographs are a glimpse into the many different areas of our life here on earth. I see a picture and it starts a collage of images in my mind as I try to understand the people, time, and place that surrounded it. It is this collage that I hope to create when I capture moments of everyday life.