Self Portrait

Pictures, regardless of how they are created and recreated, are intended to be looked at. This brings to the forefront not the technology of imaging, which of course is important, but rather what we might call the eyenology (seeing). - Henri Cartier-Bresson

So for Cartier-Bresson photography was all about being able to see.  You know I think he makes alot of sense there. Of course, not everyone may share this vision. I do though.

My journey in to photography as an adult was kick started with the gift of a medium format film camera. That camera had a few fixed focal length lenses and a very large viewfinder. The cumbersome size combined with the fixed lens meant I had to move and position myself to make the pictures look the way I wanted, no zooming in or out for me. That huge viewfinder helped enormously too. I think perhaps this antique of photography helped me get to where I am. If I had started with my modern auto everything DSLR I probably would have taken longer to come back to the simplicity of my iPhone.

Yes, iPhone. For me Cartier-Bresson was dead on the money with his comments about EYENOLOGY but my ability to embrace this idea leapt foward when I started using my iPhone as my main camera. In many ways it is the antithesis of a medium format film camera. It is small, compact, filmless, cheap (ish), low resolution but it also has the virtue of a single focal length lens and a very, very large viewfinder that is perfect for aiding composition.

My intention on this site is to showcase images from my up and coming books and exhibitions as well as to discuss my thoughts on iphoneography, inology and perhaps iPhone apps that may be of use to others.

Join me and my iPhone on my mission to become an iNOLOGIST.

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