Andrew Doss creates a fascinating portfolio by using his iPhone. Enjoy, and be sure to visit his website for more from this artist.
I want to explore this rather new art form (iphoneography). It’s a relatively new medium and there is lots to find and see. Some people still have not heard of it, but it’s growing. There are even mobile photography award shows and gallery showings now. It’s starting to earn it’s spot in the art world.
David Hockney just held an art show where everything was done on the iPad. Having a background in graphic design, this gives me an opportunity to combine photography and design. I want to push this medium in ways that have not been done and see where this takes me, and still come away with something that is pleasing to me.
I also want to see what styles emerge. There a lot of different directions I can go I think. With modern printing technology available (you can virtually print in anything), I can get a different result depending on the output and what it’s printed on.
I started working in abstract, shapes and color but I’m still exploring. I haven’t settled on a style and I like that. I don’t know if I will. I hope not. My design background has taught me to keep searching for the right answer. Every image is different and therefore presents a new opportunity to learn and experiment with form, color and style.
Some images lend themselves to a certain style. I’m always looking to take different photos and then trying out a different process to see where it takes the image. Now, I’m trying to bridge this with some portraiture. I’m in the early stages and I’m having some success with the results.
As a designer, inspiration is all around me. I find it in magazines, TV, the internet, and nature. I love bold color and shapes. Initially I started off searching for this and took a lot of photos of cities, which provided me the large blocks of shape and color.
I in turn used this to push the image into an abstract form, sometimes recognizable, sometimes not. I like to take the ordinary scenery people walk by or drive by every day and change it into something different. I play with value, contrast, color and change it to make it totally different. I like it when I tell people what it used to be and see the reaction on their face.