What are you? iPhoneographer, Motographer, Instagram(m)er or Mobile Photographer?
After my last blog I’ll say straight up that this is an ad and I’m getting paid (not very much) for what I am about to advertise to you. Though not for posting this blog.
Me and three other London Instagramers (@iphonehipsta, @ikebana_jen and @mrwhisper) are holding forth at The Guardian next Monday (see here for details). If you’re an expert mobile photographer, it probably won’t be of much interest to you so don’t bother coming. But if you are a dabbler, or if you know someone who is just getting into it, do flag it up to them. End of ad.
In the process of talking about this workshop, I’ve been increasingly aware that I am jumping between terms. Just then I called myself an “Instagramer” (should it be spelt with two “m”s?) but then I also said “mobile photographer”. My course at KCC is listed as an introduction to “iPhoneography” (the date is wrong btw, it starts Nov 8). An exhibition I’m involved in at the moment is calling it “motography”. Throw into the mix “iphone photography” and it’s just a complete and utter mess. Sooner or later the authorities will have to decide. I wouldn’t mind so much, but they’re all very long words and my fingers are beginning to complain. Which was originally why I coined the term “iphoggy” but regrettably it doesn’t seem to have caught on. Could a benign dictator help us out please? Is Stephen Fry on Instagram?
Making up our minds. Fingers getting tired.