Ever since I was 17 I’ve had a thing for cameras. I’ve got quite a collection; A few 35mm film cameras, two 6x7s, a 6×4.5, Holga, Lomo, a twin lens, and my stable of digital equipment. But there’s one very small camera that I never leave home without, my iPhone. The few times that I’ve misplaced or lost my phone, my biggest fear is that I’ll miss the chance to photograph some interesting person or moment. There’s always some element that draws me in to take a picture. It may take 100 frames until the right elements align or as I put it, the magic happens. I’ve found that strapped with my iPhone, headphones, and maybe even a cup of coffee to sip on, I can really become inconspicuous.
Up until this point my iPhone photos have been like a coveted collection of miniatures in my Instagram gallery. This New Year, as a gift to myself, I worked long and hard to cull my favorites out of the thousands of photos I’ve taken with this camera over the last two years. It’s been a long time coming.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2014!
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