Bolivian female wrestlers fly high in new ‘Shot on iPhone’ film

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Bolivian female wrestlers in iPhone commercial
The Flying Cholitas, "Shot on iPhone."
Screenshot: Apple/YouTube

You don’t look at a Luisa Dörr photograph and wonder what kind of gear she uses. Her work is arresting.

But even Dörr recognizes that the kind of camera – the iPhone – has been integral to her work and getting her name on the radar of editors and art directors across the world.

Apple finally collaborated with Dörr on an enchanting “Shot on iPhone” project featuring the colorful female wrestlers of Bolivia know as the Flying Cholitas.

How the iPhone accelerated the career of an unknown photographer

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Little league pitcher Mone Davis, one of the subjects Luisa Dörr photographed for TIME
Photo: Luisa Dörr

We post our iPhone photos on Instagram and are often content if an image gets a few dozen likes. Luisa Dörr’s iPhone pictures got her a gig at TIME magazine. With the assignment, she landed the magazine’s cover — 12 of them to be precise.

The resulting work featuring some of the world’s most powerful women was published late last year and accelerated the career of the young unknown photographer from a small village in Brazil.

Time photographer uses iPhone for stunning cover shots

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Time featured 46 women changing the world and photographed them using iPhones.
Time featured 46 women changing the world and photographed them using iPhones.
Photos: Luisa Dörr/Time

Luisa Dörr is not the first photographer to do a magazine cover shoot with her iPhone. But her 12 covers for Time magazine of women changing the world may be the most impressive to date.

Dörr photographed 46 influential women, from Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams to Hillary Clinton and Selna Gomez, for the magazine, which published a piece called “Firsts,” featuring women who are changing the world.