Many of you are probably wondering why I am saying that “mobile photography talks”.
Let me take you with me for few minutes to see what it stands for!
This year is the 4TH edition of Mobile Photography Awards, one of the most important contest for mobile photographers. The competition is dedicated to all photographers that want to enter their images taken with a smartphone and get prizes.
And this year we are part of that! In fact we are platinum sponsor for the MPA, but more than that, we are proud to be one of the judges and see how the mobile photographers ride the photography evolution!
For the few that don’t know much about the competition…let me add something more: “MPA recognizes and celebrates the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities” and Daniel Berman is the founder of this competition where photographers can find the “space” to develop and shape their ability.
Photographers can submit their content accordingly to the categories and find their way to express their unique point of view. The team and I, at Picwant, believe that the “event” helps many photographers to try out the best of what they can create and for that we suggest to take the opportunity.
The MPA is in fact the competition where passion and creativity can find motivation to produce unique images that can tell a story. Here “mobile photography talks” and tells a lot on how images taken with mobile smartphone do not have anything to envy to DSLR.
I went back to the past editions for you, and I discovered all extraordinary projects made for the latest three years and, believe me or not, I found there all emotional aspects we’re constantly looking for our content. I bring here for you a few examples out of all magnificent images produced for the 2013 edition.
Under the category People/Portrait I saw Alfred Pleyer, category winner, along with Roger Clay, Millo Salgado, Pavel Kondratiev. All photographers figured out unique expressions that tell stories around the subjects. These are an invite to solve a puzzle around the common life and how it can be interpreted.
The Macro Category starts with winner Jim Mclaughlin, with “American Robin”, an image about nature enriched with the uniqueness of the subject and through the defining moment in which the image has been shot. Also interesting Giuseppe Capozzo, with a nostalgic and surreal composition with clean lines.
For the landscape category the winner Finn Beales. Silence and solitude seem to express the beauty of a landscape that looks timeless. Then I lost myself into the landscapes shot with expressiveness and emotional strength by Patrick Shourds and Melissa Vincent. Under this section I saw compelling creations with a narrative structure, emotive and intense.
The transportation category is mainly interpreted with the usage of cold colors and light by Ed Kashi, winner for the theme, and Joanna Lemanska who made me feel like being in the frame. Cara Gallardo Weil, with an international flavour, an interesting combination between “reality” and “imagination”, certainly catched my attention.
The above are just some examples to share with you on how deep, technical or artistic the mobile photography can be!
I could go on and I would be enthusiastic to do so, but I am pretty sure you want to check out the blog and see all projects that have been picked and mentioned for their efforts and output. And make your own personal opinion.
After looking the projects you certainly will go for the competition and go on the site for all infos. The contest will be open until December 1st.
I wish good luck to you and your camera! Make mobile photography stand out.