Mobile in NY, 2011
Mobile in NY, 2011
Curated by Fred Ritchin
Our millennial photographer uses a telephone to photograph (a cellphone camera) so as to be more spontaneous and intuitive, to allow the photographs to surprise him and, perhaps, us.

Do his pictures tell us about New York and its people or about his experience of New York? Do they tell us about other pictures or about the photographer himself? Or do they tell us about ourselves, our civilizations, our time on this earth? The answer, of course, is yes.

A young man wanders throughout New York, a foreign city, globalized, snapping pictures with his telephone (is this where the story begins?).

But this is not so strange. His pictures represent, like the telephone, a conversation. They are a call and a response, an attempt to ferret out the authenticity of what he sees, to point out the strangeness, to record the unfolding of days and nights, to later find what he might have missed. If the city is image then it can be put in his pocket; its enormity becomes manageable.
 Extract from Fred Ritchin's text
The video 

7+1 (Mobile in NY), 
3min 52sec
Editing: Yannis Halkiadakis
Music: Yannis Saxonis
The book
In memory of Nicos Markou, Kastorian friend
Some pictures
DOWN TOWN
DECEMBER 27, 2009
COLUMBUS CIRCLE
JANUARY 7, 2011
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
JANUARY 10, 2011
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
OCTOBER 2, 2009
TIMES SQUARE
OCTOBER 10, 2009
CENTRAL PARK
DECEMBER 21, 2009
CAROLL GARDENS
DECEMBER 6, 2009
GREY'S PAPAYA DOG
SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
OCTOBER 5, 2009
KENN'S BROOME STREET BAR
DECEMBER 24, 2009
CONEY ISLAND
JUNE 30, 2010
For a project that never came to fruition

The first two weeks I walked across the island’s entire length and width to the point of exhaustion, seeking whatever it was that made this city special to me. The first time I rode a bus was fifteen days after my arrival. And all the while, during my acclimatization, I was taking pictures – spontaneously,journal-like – with my cell phone’s camera. My goal was to immortalize placesand things that bespoke of New York’s particular qualities, so that I might someday return and photograph them using my medium-format analog camera.

Thus, after an exhausting month, Idecided to embark on a project that would be entitled
Kamilo’s Big Apple. And just then, as if to verify the adage that says, ‘when people make plans, God just laughs’, I was stricken by aslipped-disk crisis, which not merely immobilized me for days on end, but even when it abated wouldn’t allow me to carry anything heavy. Time went by and Iwas forced to go on using my cell’s camera, taking snapshots of everyday life during my strolls...
 Extract from Kamilo Nollas's text
The opening at the Athens Benaki Museum
June 9, 2011
Mobile in NY show is consisted by:
54  inkjet prints mounted on DIASEC
dim: 32x42cm
50 inch monitor + dvd player
all the above packed in 2 light and easy to trasport/store cases
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