Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
iPhone Diary: 5 February 2011 (Hurry Sundown)
iPhone Diary challenges the referential nature of photography and explores the iPhone camera as a way of documenting a life. I title the images with the date they were made, rather than where they were made, because they are more about moments in time than about location or geography.
Some iPhone Diary images, like the one above, have subtitles in parentheses. These words or phrases connect with the pictures emotionally or spiritually. For me, they have connotative rather than denotative meanings.
I do not crop iPhone Diary images, but print them full frame with a small border of white space. This discipline requires clarity at the moment of making the photograph. I deliberate about what I see and how to frame it so that others will be able to see it too.
Photographs fragment life. Like a diary of images, I have a story to go with each one. At the same time, perhaps the pictures also somehow transcend the particular. Maybe they evoke your stories, too?