I was really honoured to be invited to share some images and thoughts on iPhone photography and mobile photography in general with Andy at Mobiography, the mobile photography and iPhoneography magazine. Thank you to Andy for going easy on the questions!

Skipping - iPhone photography

{ Mobiography Interview }

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The interview

The feature starts…

Paul Brown aka Skip of Skipology.com has a unique style of mobile photography and an active member of the iPhoneography community. He’s a member of the ‘AMPt Community’, a managing member of Lincolnshire based regional mobile photography Group ‘InstaChimps’ and a founding artist at ‘New Era Museum’. He was a featured blogger for a short while at iPhone Life Magazine…

It would be unfair of me to replicate the article here but the questions I discussed are:

    Andy: What was it that first captured your imagination about iPhone photography?

    Until about 2½ years ago I didn’t own a mobile phone (I’d had a really basic one with no camera for work). My wife bought me an iPhone for my birthday and I found that the only thing I really wanted to do with it was take photographs…

    Andy: Describe your photographic style?

    Eclectic and inconsistent! Many times I have been told that people see an image and it is immediately recognisable as one of mine. I enjoy iPhoneography in all it’s forms. I have always been steadfast in my belief that my aim is to capture an atmosphere and not an image. I don’t see myself as…

    Andy: You have a very unique style, describe your workflow and the apps you use.

    My street images are quite often captured in Hipstamatic or Oggl but I’m not a purist with those apps and am very happy to edit as I see fit. If I do edit, Snapseed is always involved for its Drama and Structure filters and I love…

    For my still life images I tend to a more painterly style. Capture is normally via ProCamera, initial edits in…

    Andy: Where do you get your inspiration? Are there any photographers that have influenced your work?

    After a little while playing alone with my iPhone I fired up Facebook and Google+ and started to join in. One or two of my images got noticed by people and gradually I started to meet some amazing people from all over the world. As opposed to many who…

    Andy: You are the founder of the Skipology website. Could you tell us a bit about its history and what inspired you to set it up?

    …I’m an introvert, I mean painfully introverted so the combination of the occasional Street iPhoneography session and sharing my iphoneography world both in terms of tutorial posts and even video tutorials is all totally self motivated. If someone forced me to do it I probably wouldn’t be able to…

    Andy: You are involved in several prominent mobile groups and communities including the New Era Museum. Could you tell us about the NEM group?

    The New Era Museum is a collection of mobile photography artists who are committed to promoting the mobile art form. I am honoured to be amongst the founding artists…

    Andy: As well as NEM you are also a managing member of Lincolnshire based regional mobile photography Group ‘InstaChimps’. Tell us about Instachimps?

    …Originally I was invited to join a group called the Shutter Chimps which was mainly aimed at traditional photography. I think as more and more members developed an interest in mobile photography the serious DSLR photographers felt the Group lost focus and so the InstaChimps was born…

    Andy: How has being a part of these mobile communities helped you in your development as a mobile photographer?

    Combined with social media they’ve influenced me massively. I had no interest at all in painterly or textured work until I was introduced to it by the Communities. They are a constant source of inspiration. There is absolutely no doubt…

    Andy: Do you have any future plans for other projects?

    You know Andy, I feel like I have lots of plates spinning at the moment. If anything I’d like to reduce my commitments but iPhoneography is my escape. My plan is quite simply to…

    Andy: Where can people connect with you online?

    I am Skipology – My blog links to most of my networks…

To read the rest of the article, my opinions and view the images please visit Mobiography… (contd.)

About Mobiography

Mobile photography is a subject that is evolving, capturing everyone’s attention and imaginations along the way. Mobiography is a blog that focusses on the subject of Mobile Photography, iPhoneography and how to take stunning photographs with your smartphone camera.


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