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19 November 2012

The art phone



Phoneography is the art of creating photos with mobile phones.  It is a style of digital photography in which images are shot, processed and often shared directly from a mobile cellular device. The images on this page represent decades of experimentation with digital mediums, which are after all, simply additional artist tools, no more mysterious or controversial than brushes, charcoal and lead pencils. Technology is assistive to the speed of ideas, enabling the user to record, review, and edit visual and written marks almost instantly. The “artist’s hand’ is as evident and manifest in digital imagery as it ever was. Gesture exists inherently in code, in cypher, and in pixel. Touch screen technology has alleviated many of the historical barriers to the artist’s mind to page obstacles.

3 comments:

Melissa D Johnston said...

I agree, Peter. I was just reading an article today saying that "really serious" photographers would always use SLRs (evidently emphasizing film). Phoneography was for beginners and enthusiasts. Right after that I read an article emphasizing how phoneograhy was moving photography more strongly into the category of art (away from concentrating on its documentary use), especially with all the options available not only with apps but with programs like Photoshop. He, and some others like him, see it as initiating a revolution in how we even think about photography.

Melissa D Johnston said...

I agree, Peter. I was just reading an article today saying that "really serious" photographers would always use SLRs (evidently emphasizing film). Phoneography was for beginners and enthusiasts. Right after that I read an article emphasizing how phoneograhy was moving photography more strongly into the category of art (away from concentrating on its documentary use), especially with all the options available not only with apps but with programs like Photoshop. He, and some others like him, see it as initiating a revolution in how we even think about photography.

Peter Ciccariello said...

Thanks Melissa! Just noticed I had read this comment but did not post it :(
Great to hear from you as always...