Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Proliferation of the Camera Phone Image

Interesting essay on the New York Times Lens Blog today by James Estrin.  He poses some interesting questions in his discussion of what this abundance means for serious photographic practice and suggests that, "A photograph is no longer predominantly a way of keeping a treasured family memory or even of learning about places or people that we would otherwise not encounter. It is now mainly a chintzy currency in a social interaction and a way of gazing even further into one’s navel."  I wonder what some of my students think?  Click HERE to read the entire article.

For the heck of it, I'll illustrate this post with one of my recent iPhone images -

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