I was delighted to have a photo featured by online smarthphone photography magazine, Mobiography, late last year. As part of that feature I was asked to write a brief “background story” relating to how the photo came to be and what techniques or tools I used to create it. As it was a nice story I decided to share it with you guys here today. So here it is:
“Fresh from Glen Mulcahy’s, RTE Mojocon 2017, I took to the streets of Dublin early the following Sunday morning for a smartphone photowalk. I’d just switched back to using my iPhone after a couple of months full frame DLSR use relating to a project I’d done for Canon.
Ambling along the Dublin quays, I happened upon the most striking vision standing at a very busy bus stop. It transpires that this was Artist and Model, Hazel Farrell (@hazeface on Instagram). Explaining that I was testing out the Zeiss Exolens 2.0x (thanks Zeiss), I asked her for a photo.
Rather than telling her how to pose, I suggested she might simply just forget that I was there and I’d snap away. I was amazed by how well the photo came out. This was snap number 10 of 10 and her look suggests that she’d fully relaxed and forgotten about me by then.
The quality of the natural light meant the photo only required minimal adjustments before posting it square to Instagram. Given the nature of the situation I could never have taken such a photo with a DLSR because it would’ve attracted way too much distracting attention for both me and the subject!” End
Would you like to join me on a walking tour in 2018? Perhaps you’d like to collaborate on a photo project or have me take your portrait? Let me know in the comments or else register your interest for a guided photowalk here!