A Mobile R-Evolution | Show in Toronto
Photography is not simply about the tool. Regardless of your choice of camera, whether
it is a high end DSLR or a camera-phone, what matters is how you showcase your art
and tell your story.
For that matter, our stories are told with a device that today almost everyone has
access to. The camera phone that sits in your pocket and is carried with you
everywhere you go, has not only revolutionized photography for years to come, but
has created a strong and diverse art movement, along with extremely connected and
creative communities around the world.
Through the threshold of such social media outlets as Instagram, Blurb Mobile, EyeEm a wide range of people from young and old, to professional and amateur, have suddenly found themselves at the crux of a creative revolution.
Mobile photography – high-end cameras in your cell phone – has increased the ability to
capture moments easily, photo share and story-tell quickly on a global scale.
There is now a “darkroom” that fits in the palm of our hands; there is a wide variety of
tools available including countless numbers of apps at our disposal; there is no shortage
of inspiration from likeminded collectives sharing their work online; all together this has
truly unlocked new ways of perceiving the world in unprecedented levels. Capturing
events and circumstances, and ultimately being able to share them instantly has
revolutionized and transformed the way in which we communicate. The “I’m here right
now! And this is what I saw…” has never been more critical.
Sprinkled with little synthetic nostalgia and a lot of genuine feeling; the use of filters
and an extensive range of powerful apps, people have found a reason and a way to
effectively capture and chronicle our journey in this world.
The purpose of this exposition is not to show photographic skills per se, but rather to
expose the creative possibilities of mobile photography and storytelling.
This is our story.
Dan Cristea & Crispin Gile
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