Monday, August 20, 2012


As a photographer and iphone owner I have been shooting with the instagram app for a while. I never thought of those images as part of my work until I had a critique with Oliver Wasow during the residency. That critique and the talk he gave about his own work during the residency made me think about why I don't think of instagram as real photography. 

I walk my dog every morning (I walk him several times a day, but my favorite walk is in the morning) and have been bringing my phone on those walks to capture some of the shadows:


  1. Why don't you think of instagram as real photography?

  2. I'm not sure... something about the camera also being my phone and not having prints (and if I do print they would be very small) makes me feel like this is just a toy I am playing with. It might also have something to do with the filters, I just push a button and the photo is edited and has a certain look. Though I do have to say, I think I am changing my mind slowly, I am trying to look at it more as part of what I am working towards as an artist.