I have waited patiently, since that very first day that the original iPhone was announced, for it to come to Verizon. My husband and I have been Verizon customers since 2000 and I certainly wasn’t going to give them up any time soon. So I waited. The day finally came, just about one year ago, when I was finally able to have my cake and eat it too. an iPhone! on Verizon!! Woot! Of course, I have cherished this small electronic device since the day it came into my life and I would venture to say that it has made me a better photographer. I have taken photos nearly every day with it, observing the world around me and rediscovering places I thought I had long since exhausted of photographic opportunity. Is every image perfect? Of course not. Some are blurred, some are fuzzy. But they are moments of my life that I can’t get back, that are now forever documented because I had with me a tool to capture these snippets of daily life, when I wouldn’t have had a camera with me otherwise. The best camera is the one that’s with you, they say.
On January 1st, 2012, I embarked on a journey to take a photo EVERY SINGLE DAY for a year with a 366 project. Mostly these images are coming from my iPhone but about once a week or so, I pull out the “real camera.” After having proudly finished my first month of this project (which I will share soon!), I was looking back over the past year of my life, captured by my iPhone, and I decided it needed a proper chronicle. Take a look at the book I made featuring my 2011 iPhone Art.
If you’d like to see more of my iPhoneography, check out my tumblr blog. If you also have an iPhone and love to take photos, feel free to follow me on Instagram (mistydawnphoto) and make sure to let me know how to follow you too.