Friday, July 20, 2012

"Capturing Libya: Through a Hipstamatic Lens" Making the case for the image over the device...

It seems like iPhone photos have become so ubiquitous that you’d have to be an absolute dinosaur not to embrace them. Is there still any real debate about their journalistic validity?

There are still purists who hold onto that idea that the iPhone is not still a real camera, or doesn’t make a real image, and quite frankly, I think those arguments are bullshit. It’s the same argument that people made when color film was invented, or that painters made when photography was invented. People don’t like change, and they don’t like to adapt. There’s nothing real about black and white film photography that is any more or less real than me taking a picture on my iPhone.

Look at the photographs... if you didn't KNOW iPhone, would you KNOW iPhone?

Yeah, me neither... so what the hell does it matter?

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