iPhone Photography Gets a Gallery to Call Its Own

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Hey, look what I found: iPhone Photography, a lovely little gallery of artistic, interesting photos made with iPhones.

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I asked the site’s creator, Caleb Kimbrough, to explain what it was all about.

Here’s what he said.

GT: Why make an iPhone photography blog? What do you want to achieve with it, or want contributors to get from it?

CALEB KIMBROUGH: “I’m a firm believer that a great photographer’s skill should be autonomous, that the quality of their work shouldn’t depend on how much their camera cost or how many external lights they are using. My opinion is well illustrated by the iPhone photography portfolios of Sion Fullana and Greg Schmigel (as well as countless others), the photographs they create have great depth and capture the emotion of their subjects effortlessly, and yet they were taken with a camera phone… not a two thousand dollar camera setup. I feel that by experimenting with the iPhone we are forced to use a minimalist camera setup and thus have to focus on things like composition, timing, and other photography basics which helps develop true skill.

“My main reason for starting iphonephoto.us is to encourage people to slow down and think creatively throughout their day, take the time to notice little things and observe the behavior of the world around you…then try and capture these beautiful moments on your iPhone and share them with the world.”

GT: What’s your own view of iPhone photography, generally? Is it an under-appreciated, or overlooked, art form?

CALEB KIMBROUGH: “The thing that interests me about mobile phone photography is the fact that it’s an “always on” camera that just lies dormant in our pocket or purse until an impromptu photo-op arises. This makes it so easy to capture and preserve all of those little fleeting moments in life, and let’s face it: those are the ones that become the most important down the road. With big name photographers like Chase Jarvis posting their iPhone experiments and Flickr containing well over two million iPhone pictures, I think that more people are realizing what the iPhone is capable of and it’s slowly becoming an accepted, even respected, art form.

“With big name photographers like Chase Jarvis posting their iPhone experiments and Flickr containing well over two million iPhone pictures, I think that more people are realizing what the iPhone is capable of and it’s slowly becoming an accepted, even respected, art form.”

GT: Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?

CALEB KIMBROUGH: “I’m a web designer, blogger, and freelance photographer that hails from Kansas City. I developed an interest in experimental photography early on in life and have been playing around with cameras ever since. I’m a big fan of minimalism, both in art and life. You can view my photography portfolio at CalebKimbrough.com or if you’d like to drop me a line feel free to follow me on Twitter.”

Thanks to Caleb for his time and enthusiasm; you can submit cool iPhone photos for his curatorial consideration at iPhonePhoto.us.

(Photos: Leaf sepia by Josh Mobley, and ATM by Miklos Kiss. Both used by kind permission of their owners; thanks chaps.)