December 13, 2014 through January 10, 2015
Congrats! to Jennifer Henriksen for receiving the Juror’s Award for the image “Illusion”
Complete Image Gallery – MobileMagic Exhibit December 2014
Congrats! to the following photographers for being selected for MobileMagic XV
Suzanne Goodwin • Joshua Sarinana • Ronaldo Aguiar • Leigh Oviatt
Rebecca Ackporiaye • Alan Julliard • Amber Anderson • Jennifer Henriksen
Ann Acton • Peter Campos • Marian Rubin • Mariana Bartolomeo • J.M.Golding
Helene Barrette • Carolyn Doucette • Carol Schiraldi • Jessie Hoye • Sara Silks
Thanks to Blue Mitchell for serving as Juror
_I was never one of those photographers that carried his camera everywhere he went. I can’t be burdened with keeping track of it. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been drawn to my toy and pinhole camera collection – none of them really cost very much so they were easy to replace. Then our phones transformed.
My first real experience with cell phone photography was on a trip to Italy. I had purchased my first iphone right before the trip. For obvious reasons I figured it would be a great tool to have abroad — GPS, wifi, ability to call and make reservations as we traveled along. With me was the trusty Holga and DSLR — neither of which were very quick to remove from my pack without stopping. So I used the iphone as a previewfinder (did I just make up a word…hmm, doubt it). I had downloaded the Camerabag app and used the Helga filter pretty much the entire time to mimic the Holga… when something looked pretty cool on the phone I’d stop and pull out the real Holga, which uncoincidentally I had recently renamed Helga. When I had the film developed I realized even though I had previewed images on the phone the film, not surprisingly, they had such different characteristics over the digital version. I enjoyed both equally. From that trip I now have three photographic voices (actually 4 if you include the wife’s camera) that were all quite different. I’m no Zeb Andrews or Michael Kirchoff but it was a good attempt at seeing something I hadn’t before, photographing it and translating the emotional, or simply awe-inspiring impact of historical culture, art, architecture, and the landscape around them. My architecture iphone series is still my favorite personal cell phone series but it’s like they say, it’s hard to top the ‘first’._
~ Blue Mitchell
Blue Mitchell publishes highly crafted photography in a variety of mediums with his company called One Twelve Publishing.
Current & Past MobileMagic Exhibits
Mobile Phone Photographic Images are part of our everyday life. We nearly all have smart phones, allowing us to create images with the immediacy of reaching into our pocket, using the processing tools of the myriad of apps, which allow us to create with a serendipity similar to toy camera photography. In our MobileMagic Exhibits we wish to bring these uniquely creative images to the final print, off of our phones and into the beauty of a fine photographic print.
MobileMagic is a monthly exhibit for display in the gallery and online, opening during our regular Second Saturday Monthly Openings. Each month we display archival pigment prints of the top 25 juried images, selected by a renown juror from the photographic community. LightBox will print every submission, that’s right, every single submission, not just the juror’s top 25. All are printed as a 100% archival rag pigment print and mailed to the photographer. A Juror’s choice will receive a $50 cash award.
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