It was my good friend Jack Lowe who introduced me to Instagram early last year.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. In fact, it soon became clear that the real surprise was actually how much I was enjoying using my iPhone to take pictures.
It’d never really occurred to me before to use a phone camera, having always considered my ‘professional’ camera equipment to be the only choice. I was finding myself photographing simple scenes, things that I would have ordinarily passed by, making simple observations. It became liberating.
The spontaneous and portable nature of the iPhone, plus the availability of some neat image processing apps, makes it a powerful and fun tool, capable of some surprisingly good results.
For those that like to know, I pass all my iPhone pictures through an app called Snapseed before uploading.
Recently I showed my London agent a small selection of my iPhone pictures and we decided it’d be a nice idea to put together some portfolio sheets.
You can find further examples on my Instagram feed, here
You can also see them featured in the AOP Image magazine as part of an article on Instagram and EyeEm and other photo sharing apps.
Here they are..