mObilepixatiOn exhibition: high-apped iphoneography
I’m wary of plugging things to do someone a favour. I try to make sure that whatever it is, it’s something genuinely good. I don’t want to waste the valuable time of my iphoggy bloggy’s esteemed subscribers. And this next thing has more than passed the goodness test. In fact, it’s cracking. It’s another real-life exhibition of iphone images: mobilepixation, curated by my good friend Marina Akwa @iphonehipsta. I say “images”, rather than, “photos”, because the flavour of the exhibition is very much at the apped end of the iphoneography scale. High-apped iphoneography, to coin a phrase. If you click here you’ll see what I mean. The images come not just from London, but from around the world, from some of the world’s most exciting and ground-breaking iphone artists.
The iphone camera is great for street photography and photojournalism because it allows you to get close to your subjects. But the panoply of weird and wonderful photo-editing apps have unleashed a flood of creativity by mobile artists. Neither sub-genre owns the genre and there is exciting work in both sub-genres. In the high-apped sub-genre, by blending, collaging, cutting, pasting, pixelating, decim8ing, masking, painterising and liquifying people are crafting images that transport us to surreal dreamscapes and to the distant places of our own minds and spirits. With the mastering of the apps, the limits of iphone imagery are the limits of our own imaginations.
If you’re in London this Wednesday, come along to the opening from 6:30pm (near Tate Modern). And see the limits of some amazing iphone artists’ imaginations.
My contribution to the high-apped sub-genre