BC: © Jonathan Kehret February, 2013
FC: iP366 | a year in pictures through the lens of my iPhone | by Jonathan Kehret
1: Photography is the main passion in my life. I love to capture my surroundings in ways that I can share with others, in an attempt to convey to them what moves me about a particular time or place. When I got my first iPhone, I was thrilled that I could now take pictures by pulling my phone out of my pocket and snapping away. The development of countless apps for processing those pictures gave me a virtual darkroom right in my pocket. I was looking for a challenge, and, influenced by photographers such as Dewitt Jones and Chase Jarvis, I decided to take a photograph every day in 2012, process it, and post it to both my Facebook page and my web site, all from my phone. I was nervous at first, and there were definitely days when I wasn't sure what I would photograph, but it has been a fun and educational experience, forcing me to take a closer look around and see the images that I pass by every day. I called my project iP366 because I was using my iPhone, and, because 2012 was a leap year, I would be photographing 366 days. The following collection of photographs depicts everything from patterns in a leaf to picturesque vistas in Portugal, all reflecting a glimpse of my surroundings each and every day of the year. Some are untouched, looking the same as the moment that the shutter button was pressed, and some have been altered by me to bring out the image that I saw in my mind with each photograph. I hope you enjoy them.
77: Keep your eyes, ears, and mind open. Pay attention to your surroundings, and look for the unexpected.