Not without a camera by Pablo Peyrolón
These photos were taken with an iPhone 3G and are part of my larger iPhoneography collection. Because all these pictures are taken with a cameraphone they are not technically perfect, but it is good so. Technic constraints put pressure on my creativity.
All these photos have a kind of hyperrealism that you would not achieve with a high quality camera equipment in the same degree. As cameraphone photographer Gabriel McIntosh puts it: "Mobile phone phtography becomes cultural hi-fidelity due to it's very perceived authenticity and yet, simultaneously low-fidelity because the images are pixelated and of low technologically quality."
In the set of pictures you can see are all these elements present. And also they tell a story because they are part of my visual diaries. The story is that of a common life with a third eye that registers what causes most attention. These are no extraordinary high quality pictures, they don't pretend to be that; they intend to be an hyperrealistic representation of a common life. These are all believable photos and this is because of the images rawness, lack of glossiness and quality. And they can touch you and you can feel them because they have the drama and intensity of abphotojournalistic journey.
View the photographer feature: Not without a camera by Pablo Peyrolón
Is there anybody out there? by Marco Margarucci
Chaos, rumors, people, cars, trains, smiles, wars... try to stop all of this with the power of your brain! What's happened now ? Maybe no voices, no wars, no killed children anymore: empty spaces where silence, peace, absence, quietness reigns! Be quiet, don't move... can you feel the sound of absence?
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Light is Everywhere by Rick Berland
To me the expression of an image is more important than the format, place, time or how the picture was taken. The photos in here are examples of my attempt to capture the moment, to create an expression of the person and the environment.
All these images were taken on a two block section of downtown Minneapolis with a point and shot camera during the past two years. All the people in these images are strangers, never met them or talked to them. Most of them had no idea I shot a picture of them.
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ALEX by Christian Reister
At Alexanderplatz bizarre humor, pure joy and deep sadness are often only a few concrete slabs apart. Between 2008 and 2009 Christian Reister photographed daily life at Berlin's biggest square, where some 120,000 people pass by daily.
The result is a series of photographs, which in particular show people in a wide-angle close-up perspective. They rush to the subway, come out of the shopping mall with over-sized shopping bags, drink beer, feed pigeons, or just simply hang out. They kiss, they laugh, they smoke, they wear bulky wool hats and navel-free T-shirts, or they look longingly into the distance. Christian Reister brings into focus what remains unnoticed and yet is essential.
The photographs, in 16:9 format, dominate through their cool, "steel" color, much like film stills, which could be set in motion at any moment. The photographs convey an atmosphere that ranges from desolation to unintentional comedy. Which of the two outweighs,
lies - which the photographer leaves open - in the eye of the beholder.
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Last 5 photographer features
- Not without a camera by Pablo Peyrolón
- Is there anybody out there? by Marco Margarucci
- Light is Everywhere by Rick Berland
- ALEX by Christian Reister
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