During Macworld 2013, Dan Marcolina – designer, author and experienced mobile photographer – organised and co-hosted the inaugural ‘Mobile Masters’ session; a workshop where budding and influential mobile photographers shared tips and discussed how shooting images with a phone was starting to become a viable sub-genre of photography. Marcolina credits iPhoneography as a way to combine his passion for digital design and photography and his book, the critically acclaimed ‘iPhone Obssessed’, has been deemed the most creative resource for discovering iPhoneography.
This year there will also be MobileMasters The Proof 2014, a contest which aims to showcase mobile photography as ‘a different and expanding new movement’ and which RooM the Agency is proud to support.
The contest is divided into two categories Image Discovery and Image Invention and is open to all levels of mobile photographer, from beginner to professional.
- ‘Image Discovery’ is for straight images with limited manipulation to enhance the tone or mood of the image but not change the moment captured. A good example of such is street photography.
- ‘Image Invention’ is aimed towards digital artists, who can use one or more editing apps to manipulate an image.
Entry is simple and there's just one price to submit a complete ePorftolio. All you need to do is send a link to your images which could be from Flickr, Instagram, EyeEm or Behance for example. Judging will be based on the first 40-50 images displayed so a concise portfolio is recommended. The submissions will then curated and judged by a special panel of jurors from the photography world, including Stephen Perloff (founder and editor of The Photo Review) and top iPhoneographers and Elite RooM contributors Richard ‘Koci’ Hernandez and Karen Divine.
The winners and their work will be announced during Macworld’s Mobile Masters session on 26th March 2014, during a workshop hosted by Marcolina, as well as renowned mobile photographers Kevin Kuster and Jack Hollingsworth. In addition to great prizes, the winners will also be featured in the upcoming Mobile Masters eBook and we'll be offering 5 winners the opportunity to become Elite members of RooM as well.
Last year’s ‘Crossing the Threshold’ e-book edition was invite-only but gave its featured artists international exposure, not to mention opportunities to work on similar projects with fellow artists. With the submissions now open to everyone this year, it will be exciting to see how many talented artists will be discovered! The deadline is 2nd March and you can find out more by clicking here for a list of full terms and conditions.