The Camera With You 2012

I have tak­en pho­tos with a phone for many years, at least since 2005–2006. This year was my first iPhone (4s) and I began using Insta­gram pret­ty quick­ly. It has become a pret­ty indis­pen­si­ble tool for my process — there are moments where it is used to cap­ture a scene to come back and revis­it, to doc­u­ment, and just to play around and see what comes up.

These are my favorites from 2012. Some are whim­si­cal, some are seri­ous, but I con­sid­er all of them as much a pho­to­graph as my stu­dious­ly pre­pared and exe­cut­ed film work.

ps — I know there are detrac­tors from the world of phone/device pho­tog­ra­phy, but it reminds me of that XKCD com­ic where peo­ple are argu­ing of the puri­ty of their field. And since I don’t know any­one who exclu­sive­ly mix­es their own sil­ver halide, I think we all fit some­where on the rel­a­tive scale of “pure photography.”