Images from my “iPhonography” exhibit, some illustrations and posters.
[caption id="attachment_224" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Some of my favorite camera apps."][/caption] Before my iPhone, I would snap photos with my Nokia or one of other countless camera equipped mobile phones I’ve had over the years. Low-fi disposable digital imagery, capturing fleeting, and sometimes drab moments. I’ve always had an interest in photography – I remember my father always carrying around a camera when we went on trips – sometimes the compact Kodak Instamatic, or maybe the Polaroid – but for the most part it was his SLR strapped around his neck and a black leather bag hung over his shoulder full of lenses. It was a hobby. Before embracing my phone as a legitimate tool to capture images, I spent epic amounts of time (and money) with “toy cameras”: Lomos (http://www.lomography.com/), Holgas, Polaroids, etc.. The images produced from these cameras were unique, mostly unpredictable exposures, with various types of lens distortions, light leakage, and depending on the cameras manufacturing origin – the camera itself would leave scratches on the film, as it wound across cheaply molded housing. All of these effects were part of the fun and mostly inherent to cheap plastic lenses. The un-cheap part was developing countless of rolls of…
Carlos A Perez is “El Jefe” at Perez design, the graphic design studio that developed Thump Coffee’s logo and branding elements – Thump Coffee is currently the only place to see this exhibit.
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