I was hosting my first art exhibit at a local coffee shop and I overheard someone say that there was no way "she had taken these with her iPhone". "She" being me.
I thought it was a compliment, but it wasn't. That person thought I lied about my format to garner more attention.
Meanwhile, I was still struggling to call myself an "artist", because an iPhone was all I had and any self respecting photographer did not take photos with their phone, right?
I had intentions of getting a "real deal" camera, when I could afford one.
But in the meantime, I got really good at using my phone, for both photo-taking and processing.
And I loved how simple it was (is). I loved that it was always with me. And I know how to bend the light with it, like a fucking wizard.
I have zero desire to devote brainpower and funds towards a big ass SLR. Not right now, anyways.
But, I do want to be able to create art that can be turned into large format prints. And some phone editing apps can kill a high quality photo.
So me and Photoshop have been getting acquainted over the last few months. I loathe it. There is nothing easy about it and PS is mostly a hateful, little thing.
But today I finally created something that got me excited. It's not perfect, but, I've never been interested in perfect.
So, my phone is still my only tool, in case you ever wondered, but my bag tricks just got saucier. .
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