Selected by Nicki Fitz-Gerald
Welcome to this week’s Apps Uncovered where we we feature a range of iPhoneography talent and reveal the creativity and techniques behind each of the iPhone images featured.
After a long and well needed break, I am thrilled to step in for this week’s selections while we prepare our new selectors (names coming up) over the coming months. I have really missed curating the gallery so much! You may have read in last week’s Apps Uncovered that iPC bid our dear Trish Korous a fond farewell after a great 6 months of fabulous galleries from her. (Thank you Trish). On the other hand, I’m delighted that my trustee iPC partner Bob Weil is still here and doing a fine job. Thank you both for your support!
New iPC Curators Diana and Stef
So iPhoneographyCentral is going through some changes with more to come over the next few months….but for now let me introduce you to our new gallery selectors; two gloriously creative women who both have deep seated connections with the iPhoneography community.
Please give a warm welcome to our new Apps Uncovered selectors: Diana Nicolette Jeon and Stef LP.
Diana Nicholette Jeon is a multiple award-winning, internationally-exhibited artist from Honolulu, HI. She earned an MFA in Imaging and Digital Art from UMBC (2006.) The majority of her photo work was created using straight and modified phones, beginning with “chocolate bar” phones in 2006. Her work has been featured in international publications and is held private and public collections nationally and internationally.
You can see Diana’s work here:
Stefanie LePape is a fine art photographer currently working in iPhoneography and Mixed Media, with a penchant for abstract impressionism. For the past 30 years, she and her husband have operated a business creating murals and other decorative works. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally.
You can see Stef’s work here:
We’ll hearing more from both women in the next few weeks and I can’t wait to see their selections so watch this space.
Last chance to bring the LONESOME CITY to life
Before we head into my selections for this week’s Apps Uncovered, I’d like to remind you that this is the last chance to support David Ingraham’s beautiful book project, LONESOME CITY. There is just one week to go and he is almost there so please chuck in a few quid or dollars and grab yourself one of David’s stunning prints or for a few quid more a gorgeous book. It’s a very easy process to support . Just click here or on the image above below to find out how.
For those of you who would like to take a closer look at how I created my newly launched iPhone art course with Susan Tuttle, iColoramaCreative, hop over to Mobiography magazine to read the backstory and how you can access this brand new course.
So….let’s talk Apps Uncovered….
Congratulations to Julia Nathanson for getting the lead photo this week. There is something so magical about this rhythm of light falling across those coloured tiles, probably in a public place that a thousand eyes may have passed and not noticed. Thanks Julia for capturing it for us. We are all about beauty in the ordinary moments here at iPC and this is certainly one moment to celebrate.
Included in this week’s group of top talented iPhone artists and photographers are the following: Julia Nathanson, Sergiy Beliayev, borisbschulz2009, Karen Axelrad, dieuwke geervliet, David Hayes, Kristie Michele Art, jun yamaguchi and Jormain Cady.
If you’d like a chance to be featured in this weekly showcase, please remember to include your apps and backstories with your photos. Thank you, as always for submitting your amazing work.- For a chance to be featured, please join our Flickr group.
Thank you all for contributing your wonderful images and we look forward to discovering the stories and techniques behind them. If you have any questions regarding this feature, please email Nicki at nicki@iPhoneographyCentral.com
Apps used: the photo was shot on iPhone 7 Plus and edited with Hipstamatic iOS app, using ‘Frosty’ lens, ‘Bream’ film and ‘Tasty Pop’ flash.
Backstory: It was a regular walk on a pretty foggy winter day, and the fog was so thick and looked like some kind of texture. It was so silent, serene and at the same time mysterious… You know, I think that’s what any photographer or aesthete just dreams about. So surely I couldn’t help making a couple of shots. This one seemed good to me, so I edited it a bit in Hipstamatic to emphasize the merits of the composition. And yes, editing shots like this is always a big pleasure and a lot of fun.:)
Apps used: Hipstamatic with Stavros Lens, Lite film, Double exposure
Backstory: This is from my 365 project using only HIpstamatic with the shuffle function. I was at the Fullerton Arboretum in Southern California on a bright, sunny day. Hipstamatic has a switch for double exposures so I experimented by taking a photo of my shadow and double-exposed it with a photo of plants. The shuffle function came up with this combo giving an iridescent, transparent quality to the leaves which turned out very different from all the other photos.
Apps used: #snapseed #mexturesapp #imageblender #mobilephotography Backstory: While in Amsterdam I spotted this typical Dutch scene: the old architectural design and bicycles. I accentuated the colours and sky in postprocessing and added a little texture.
Apps used: The app I used was Stackables and as always, there is really no back story to this image.
Backstory: Just me trying out different elements until it clicks!
Apps used: Most times I have an idea of what I want to shoot when it comes to my self portraits, but for this particular session, I did not. I created this image, using portrait mode, on my iPhone 7plus with my earbuds as the remote shutter. This particular image, to me, showed a longing or despair. I knew I wanted to keep the rich red color of my hair, so that was my focal point of the edit. I started in Mextures, and added all the background textures. I then took the image into Snapseed for tweaking of contrast, brightness, saturation, and ambiance. I finished the image off in Lightroom Mobile for noise reduction and the crop.
Apps used: Hipstamatic with Sergio Lens, Rasputin film and Apollo flash. Backstory: I started a 365 photo project at the beginning of this year using only HIpstamatic photos with the shuffle function (the combinations are like roulette). I went to Venice Beach hoping for sunset photos, but there was thick fog. I took many photos with various hipstamatic combinations. This combo was new to me, but captured the mood well.
Apps used: The image was taken in Hipstamatic (Tinto lens, AOBW film). There was no further editing than that.
Backstory: I was walking through the University of Washington campus, and stopped in the Suzzallo library. There is a lovely winding staircase with stained glass windows that cast a soft light. I stop in frequently if I am in the area hoping to catch something interesting going on – this time just a simple person walking down the stairs, but the lighting and angle make it seem much more mysterious!
Apps used: Shot with native iPhone camera. Edited with Hipstamatic.
Interior of a subway station in Toronto.