sor_sora

@sor_sora from Aichi

Hiro Naito – Instagram and EyeEm: @sor_sora

 

MY PICTURE

“I keep on taking  photos in the same town every day.
I like both street photography with people and deserted streets with nobody.
I took this photo at dusk. The back street which darkly sinks and the death mood attracted me.
My favorite rock band “Velvet Underground” inspired me for editing.”

 

MY TECHNICAL STUFF

“I always take photos with my iPhone 5 using Hipstamatic.
For post processing, I use Snapseed, PixlroExpress, Photoforge2. I like dirty scratches, so I often use scratchcam, too.”

 

MY INFLUENCES

“I like japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, he is an incredible man!!
I’m also touched by other Instagram and EyeEm artists.”

 

@billygomez

@billygomez from Seoul

Emotiondaily Gallery is a Mobile Photography Gallery curated by www.emotiondaily.com.

Today, we are pleased to welcome biLLy GoMeZ from Seoul | SOUTH KOREA

To see all the artists already in the gallery, go to the MOBILE PHOTO GALLERY tab in the Menu Bar.

 

 

biLLy GoMeZ

Instagram and EyeEm: @billygomez
http://billygomez.net

 

MY PICTURE

“The moment and atmosphere are a recurring theme. I have the good fortune of being immersed in it while going to and from my office. Living in a major metropolitan city is a lot like living in a dream… but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that on occasion it can even be like living in a nightmare… but yeah, most of the time I try to take of advantage of what’s good.”

 

MY TECHNICAL STUFF

“I took this picture and almost all the ones I post to Instagram and EyeEm with an iPhone 4s and Hipstamatic. It’s a magical combination that more than suits my needs. This photo, like most in my feed are the result of luck and persistence. The occasional reward (a picture worth sharing) and the unobtrusive nature of the iPhone make this disease, a constant sickness… that I hope I never find the cure for.
For post processing, I use Snapseed, Scratchcam, and Lo-Mob to name a few. Hipstamatic is a good starting point for PP. The more I use it, the less PP I find is necessary.”

 

 

 

Interested in being featured on Emotiondaily Gallery? please tag your photos #emotion_daily on Instagram or use the Contact form on this website.

@visualmood_swings

EmotionDaily Gallery presents Chris Perez

Emotiondaily Gallery is a Mobile Photography Gallery curated by www.emotiondaily.com.

Since June 2012, we have posted more than 100 pictures as “Emotion of the Day” on our Instagram account  | @emotiondaily.

This set of photographs is already a consistent Mobile Photography Gallery.

You can access to our MOBILE PHOTO GALLERY in the Menu Bar.

In 2013, we will continue to build this gallery, and from now on we will publish every picture on this blog together with a few words by the photographer.

Interested in being featured on Emotiondaily Gallery? please tag your photos #emotion_daily on Instagram or use the Contact form on this website.

As we have already received thousands of submissions, it may take some time for images to be reviewed. Thank you all for your patience…

 

Today, we are pleased to present Chris Perez from Newark, NJ | USA

 

 

Chris Perez

Instagram: @visualmood_swings
Flickr: visual_mood_swings

 

MY PICTURE

“I took this picture on a mild winter day in the city as many of the stores and shops were setting up for the day.
I just happening to be looking up and noticed all these different sneakers just there and wonder who and how long were they there.”

MY TECHNICAL STUFF

“I normaly use my iPhone to take my shots, but this time around used my Canon Powershot.
I post process my pictures using Vsco film for lightroom4.”

MY INFLUENCES

“I love the work of Daido Moriyama, Harry Callahan and many of my friends here on IG…”

 

 

 

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iPhone Photographer of the week is @maicamero

iPhone Photographer of the week is Miguel Angel Camero / @maicamero on Instagram.

His approach to iPhone photography is about old and new photography.

Fed with successful experiments, Miguel’s photographic style also seats firmly on solid fundamentals.

Below is an interview of Miguel along with some of his photographs posted on Instagram. It has been very difficult to select some images because Miguel’s gallery is full of gems. Visit his fantastic stream and let yourself be carried away !

“I realized that editing via an iPhone or an iPad is like a path to the past, like a reconciliation between past and present and dignifies the history of photography.” Miguel Angel Camero

 

P : Pierre M : Miguel

P : Miguel, what is your Background and current occupation ? Are you a professional photographer ?

M : I was born in a little town on the coast of the Gulf of México, my family are workers of the petroleum industry. In 1968, my father took us to México City, then I began my studies until University. In 1993, I returned to my home town, and I’ve been here since then.
I learned to take photographs in 1980. For economic reasons, in 1988, I started taking photos as a business, and three years later began teaching photography. I had taught in universities for 15 years, and now I do it in my own studio. I also produce my personal work, with 14 solo exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions.

P : What is your relationship to photography ?

M : I would like to quote Joan Fontcuberta “I owe my life to photography”. Almost in every way possible. For me it’s not such a way to make a living, it’s the way I feel good about myself, learn about what I see, and communicate with people around me.

P : How long have you been taking photographs with your mobile phone ?

M : Since october of 2010.

P : Do you take photographs with any other camera ? What about film photography ?

M : Yes, for work I use a couple of DSLR, and for travel I used to use a Leica D-Lux4, camera wich I no longer use since I bought my iPhone.
In the early years, I shot with all kind of films, Black and white, slides, color, infrared, for 35mm, 120, 4X5 cameras, I even took a workshop to make Cyanotypes. I know how to print in B&W fiber papers and platinium paladium (I haven’t done it for so long, perhaps by now I already forgot). I must say, I miss my old darkroom very much.

P : One of your angles as an iPhone photographer is about old and new photography. Could you tell us more about this ?

M : When I began to shoot with an iPhone, I didn’t know much about Apps. So my only tools were the instagram filters. As time passed, I met a number of apps that evoke aesthetics of the past : lomography, polaroids, cyanotypes, ambrotype, daguerrotypes, etc. Then I realized that editing via an iPhone or an iPad is like a path to the past, like a reconciliation between past and present and dignifies the history of photography. I remember in the late twentieth century, when the digital revolution in photography began, photographers communities in my country were polarized, some for and some against it. Then the Holga and Diana cameras reappeared with great force. Nearly 10 years have passed and iPhoneography is making that gap disappear, and I very much welcome all those new photographers, new iphoneographers, recognizing the past history by evoking aesthetics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries photography.

P : How do you see the emergence of Mobile photography ?

M : In my country, we are in a very slow process in accepting mobile photography as an art form. There are a few iPhonography exhibitions, but that’s it. I used to think that way too, but now I know its only a matter of time, and perhaps a little bit of ignorance. Eventually, in a near future, this will change.
Once in a while, photography changes the way we see things and the way we take photographs. It happened many times : first, when photography was invented, then evolved and changed the exposure time making it possible to freeze action, then when they changed glass plates for cellulloid. Again when photographs appeared in newspapers, then when Polaroid developed the image in our own hands, and again when you just need a memory card to take a photograph. Now, we are witnessing another attempt to democratize photography. Its quite naive to think that everybody can become an artist, but sure we all can learn about photography a couple of things. Helping us to change the way we see the world around us, iPhoneography takes its part (internet takes the other part) in the perception of a world united by images.

P : Where do you find inspiration ? Are you influenced by cinema, letters… ?

M :  For me, Inspiration is about my past, my family, my hometown, my culture, as R.M. Rilke says in “letters to a young poet”. Inspiration is something floating around and sometimes I found it when I´m working, when I´m walking or even when I´m editing. Intuition is another very important thing that helps me in my creative process. My intuition grows as I read books, see art cinema, hear a particular kind of music, when I visit museums, and of course when I see photographs or study the body of work of a great photographer.
I was very lucky because when I was about 22 years old, my teachers introduce me the work of Edward Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Alvarez Bravo, Mapplethorpe, Duane Michals, Capa, Minor White, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunninham just to mention a few. Later on, I began my own way of studying by buying photographers books. But, in a very informal way, I can see in my work traces of Cartier Bresson, Weston and Mapplethorpe. I realize that these authors are quite different from each others. However, I can see some of their teachings or subjets in my own work.

P : Could you tell us about your editing process ? (without revealing too many secrets…)

M : Let me explain it this way: photographs ask what they need. They are the container of a lots of forms, signs, meanings, and each photo asks for what it needs to be edited, optimized, color corrected, like if they had a will of their own. I know this is a very romantic way to explain myself, but kind of like it ! So my job is to see what I just photographed, and try to understand what the image needs, and then I began the process of editing.
Editing for me is only part of the creative process. I think that photographs are a pack of choices: first, when we shot them, secondly the editing process, and finally when we present them to an audience. So, the choice is a very important matter, and the only way we can choose is by knowing what our options are, in other words : study, practice and experiment.

P : Any movie, book, artist, city, country,… that you recently discovered and that moved you ?

M : Books : I just bought a book by Robert Frank called “come again” and it’s beautiful. Another one is “Naturata” by Graciela Iturbide, this one is a work of art. In my recent voyage to Spain, I found a couple of authors about photography that a friend and teacher of mine recommended : Walter Benjamin’s essay about photography, and as I mentioned Joan Fontcuberta.
Movies : I became a great fan of the movies of Terrence Malick, and the last one “The Tree of Life” really moved me.
Country : well I think that I really have a particular and historical admiration for France, I do recognize that there began this art that I really love : photography.

P : Thank you very much Miguel !
To discover more :

IG : @maicamero
Website : http://www.camero.com.mx

 

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Emotion of the Week is @kasia_kasica

Emotion of the week is Kasia Kasica / @kasia_kasica on Instagram. Kasia takes photographs to express her inner thoughts and emotions, to share and to remember moments.
She uses Instagram as her visual diary.

I love Kasia’s photographs and the way she sees the world around her. I feel something unique in her photos.

Here is a short interview along with some of their photographs. Discover this true Artist !

“I’m shooting still on analog nikon f5. I love 35 mm. I love the smell of stock and the way I work when I have only 36 shots.” Kasia

 

 

P : Pierre K : Kasia

P : Kasia, where do you come from and what is your occupation ?

K : I’m from Lodz, I live in Warsaw and I work as educator in Chopin Museum. I studied philosophy, ancient languages, cultures studies, film and theatre directing in Polish National Filmschool in Lodz.

P : What is your relationship with photography ? How long have you been taking photographs with your Iphone ?

K : My photos are my personal visual diary. I have started taking mobile photos with Sony Ericsson k801 and then with iPhone 3GS. The connection between ‘iPhone & i’ as I’ve titled one of my project become like between good horserider and his horse ;-)

 

 

P : Is the iPhone your only camera ? Any DSLR ?

: I dont have DSLR camera. I’m shooting still on analog nikon f1. I love 35 mm. I love the smell of stock and the way I work when I have only 36 shots. During my last trip in Vietnam just on the very beginning of our journey, someone stole my nikon f810 with its beautiful carl zeiss 50 mm 1.4 lens which my friend Slawek Berganski lent me. :-( It was painful. The photos I took in ethnic villages from the north of Vietnam were inside. I wish the thief will at least if not take some nice photos will develop mines. Iphone saved me ! My best friends Agnieszka Glinska and Kasia Jarnuszkiewicz who also took many beautiful shots helped me to survive almost two weeks without any camera.

 

 

 

 

P : Before posting on Instagram, you don’t edit so much, do you ?

: On instagram, I’m using most of the time the early bird toaster n 1977 from time to time also Sutro and Apollo. I haven’t upgrade the new versions of instagram so I have the old early bird which i like more than the new one. I take photos with my iphone then i decide if i want to share it on instagram. If i need to reframe it, i’m doing that but very often its a full frame / i like the square format / i named one of my folder “square poems” cause i like haiku :-)

P : I feel a great sense of framing in your photographs. Where does it come from ? What are your main sources of inspiration ?

: The biggest influence on me was my father who worked in film industry in 70’s and was projecting almost each night fairy tales on my ceiling or walls. We had only 10 stories so after awhile we started to invent our own ones. He was telling me the stories from the film set, about light and directors visions. My grandfather had 16 mm arriflex camera but he didnt allowed me to touch it. He was saying to me “Its not the right moment Kasia”. After my grandmother death he not even let me to touch it, he gave it to me. It was our last meeting. After a week he died. Two years after I was calling myself a film and theatre director. On the first year I directed my first short documentary on 35 mm. I love the sound of camera rollin. It always makes me horny. ;-) Kubrick, Saura, Tarkovsky, Antonioni, Wong-Kar Wai, Denis, Ramsey, McKenzie, Arnold to name only few of my masters. In photography, a huge impact on me had my friends photographers n cinematographers Filip Jesionek, Slawek Berganski, Brian Sweeney, Levan Kakabadze and Christopher Doyle :-)

My biggest inspiration is music.

 


P : Do you have any new artistic projects ?: On 10 10 10 I started with my friend Patrycja Planik video art project titled “Kas&Pat” – make up off’ everyday, shot by shot with canon 350d using only image and music in short clips we were telling our personal stories and uploading them on Vimeo. We’ve sent the first clip titled ‘ together’ for the vimeo project “one day on earth” and we got into the film which the international premiere will take place on 22nd April 2012. This year on 11 11 11 I started a new project “to/get/her'”on tumblr. So follow me n try to/get/her ;-)I’m also asking to myself “can I hear music in my photographs ?” I feel that my new project will be about that.

P : Very interesting ! Thank you so Much Kasia !

To discover more :

http://exandnext.tumblr.com/
IG : @kasia_kasica

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Emotion of the week is Dave Weekes

Let me introduce one of the most talented mobile photographers I have ever seen on Instagram  : Dave Weekes from Japan.

IG : @daveweekes68

The first time I saw Dave’s photographs, I was immediately stunned.

Here is a short interview of Dave along with some of his wonderful images.

Dave’s gallery is so intense that it has been very difficult to make a selection. His work is a mix of black and white and color photographs masterfully edited.

The best advice I can give you is to visit his stream on IG. Truly amazing !  Enjoy !

 

“I really find it difficult to articulate my feelings through writing and I can’t draw to save my life, so photography is my voice.” Dave Weekes.


P : Pierre D : Dave
P : Dave, can you tell us about yourself ? Where do you live ? Are you a professional photographer ?

D : I live in Tokushima on the lovely island of Shikoku in western Japan. I am not a professional, although I would dearly love to make my living from this. I have had a varied background regarding work, I currently work as an educator.

P : How long have you been taking photographs with your mobile phone ?

D : For almost two and a half years now.  I started with an iPhone 3GS and now use an iPhone 4.

 

 

 

P : Do you also take photographs with a DSLR or any other camera ? How do you see the emergence of Mobile photography ?

D : Yes, I also shoot with a Nikon D80, but not nearly as often.  I see a convergence of regular digital photography and mobile photography.  As traditional digital cameras add more editing features and allow for Internet connection and mobile phone cameras increase optic quality and resolution there might not be much of a difference in the future between the two. The greatest thing to come from the emergence of mobile photography is the community that has developed through social networks and apps that allow for sharing and interacting with fellow image makers.

 

 

P : I am really impressed by the artistic quality of your photos. Where do you find inspiration ?

D : Thank-you very much!  I find inspiration anywhere and everywhere.  Photography is the most natural form of expression for me.  I really find it difficult to articulate my feelings through writing and I can’t draw to save my life, so photography is my voice.

P :  Without revealing to many secrets, can you tell us about your editing process on IG ?

D : Well, first of all I am happy to explain how I edit.  I hold no secrets.  If I’m asked what apps I used or how I edited I always reply.  As I like to experiment with new apps and pursue new ideas I use a wide variety of apps and processes.  I don’t have one single formula for all my images.

 

 

P : Do you print your photographs ?

D : I haven’t had any printed professionally, other than images that have been exhibited in the group shows that I’v been involved in. All of those shows have been either in Europe or the USA, so I haven’t actually seen them in person.  I do, however, print images at home with my consumer-grade printer.

P : Any master of photography that you admire ?

D : I like a wide variety of photographers, too many to list.  A few that I’d like to mention are Ernst Haas, Bill Brandt, and Saul Leiter.

P : Any movie, book, artist, country,… that you recently discovered and that moved you ?

D : I recently discovered Saul Leiter, thanks to a recommendation from @konstructivist.  On a personal level, I and my wife and kids, have just moved to a new house.  It’s really a dream come true for us and is providing me with a very satisfying and inspiring environment.
 
P : Do you have any mobile photo project to come ?

D : I have a million ideas and projects that I’d like to work on.  Finding the time, though, is a challenge.  Most often I’ve shot and created images purely for the fun of it, there has been no real purpose or goal in mind.  However,  I would like to become more focused with my work, to approach it more professionally.  I do plan on publishing a book this year and hope to collaborate with other mobile photographers on some projects.

Below are a few more images from David’s IG stream.

 

 

P : Thank you very much Dave !

 

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