I recently embarked on a photography project involving my iPhone. I wanted something to do when I had a spare moment. Do you know the moments I mean? You know, when you find yourself in a waiting room before an appointment or perhaps needing to kill time having arrived early for a train, waiting for those vegetables to roast in the oven, in a queue at the supermarket or indeed perhaps just sat in the WC etc.
This project was really all about the edit. I searched through a lot of my photographs from the masses that I have, and chose a large amount of portrait shots and some other random images too, but mostly portraits. Many of these images are of friends and acquaintances that I have taken over the last few years. Some of the images were captured on my Canon SLR’s, some on my iPhone and others on my Canon G12. Once I had chosen the images that I wanted to use, I dumped them all onto my iPhone. That is where the editing fun began.
Using a combination of different apps, it was my intention was to erode each image so it displayed slightly differently after each and every process of editing. I wanted to end up with 4 different versions of the same image, but with subtle changes. The way I have displayed the images in four boxes was to show the degradation process and also for there to be a nice continuity and uniformity across the project.
There are 100 images in all. The apps that I used in this project were Snapseed, Instagram, PhotoToaster, Pixlr-o-matic, Photogene2 and Retouch. It’s been a lot of fun to do.
All edits were made on the iPhone.
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