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“Photography is the most popular participatory art form,” says Moshe Rosenzveig, founder and director of Head On Photo Festival.
Mobile photography has taken that art form and made it accessible to almost everyone.
Shooting with our phone has become a way of life and, unless you need your photo to be reproduced as a poster, the difference in quality between mobile, digital and film can be difficult to tell.
I like mobile photography because of its immediacy.
I like capturing unnoticed moments of people just being who they are... a stooped old man carrying his groceries home after a long day; a person rushing for the bus; someone walking their dog; guys laughing with each other; old ladies sitting on a bench catching the sun…
In the background I’m inspired by the vast space around people: the open sky, interesting buildings or hoardings. And, the golden hour, what a great time to shoot; that space in the day just before the
sun sets and the light is soft and sits low.
I used to shoot only in black and white then moved into minimalism. It was by accident.
I photographed two groups of surfers as they walked across each other’s paths oblivious to the moment they created for me. I removed the background to get rid of the clutter and noise. That’s what I love about minimalism; creating more with less. It’s about keeping it simple.
I like to remove the clutter and reduce a shot down to its core, using people, or more typically a solitary person, as the hook to tell my story contrasted against stark or bold colours, the horizon or a simple long shadow.