So, this year has been a busy one! Tons of things to do and very little time. Compared to the past couple of years I am constantly back and forth to Seoul, juggling three jobs, and taking care of our “babies.”
That brings me to a point I kinda thought was interesting today. My friends and I at Andthelastwaves recently talked a bit about our best photos of the year so far. The consensus for me, two photos of my cats, both taken on a mobile phone.
Should I care? Thousands of dollars in Leica equipment around, a dark room, and the “best” two photos of the last three months have come from the same thing I am using to type this.
Maybe I am doing this wrong? I teach for Leica, love using my Leica cameras. Loving using cameras in general. Something is amiss.
I kinda like this photo. It is of one of my students from the analogue photography workshop I did for the Akademie a couple of weeks ago. I love shooting film. I love the way my year has been going on film.
Still, I guess that old Chase Jarvis saying still holds true: The best camera you have is the one you have with you.
I took the first photo of my cats with a Galaxy S10E I’d gotten to try from Samsung. I love it, great phone and camera. The wide angle lens is great and I have a review of it ready to post. Phones are wonderful for those moments in which you cannot expect.
The photo below, for example. I woke up early in the morning because of Thunder. My cats always sleep next to me but they were scared because of the thunder I guess and had started crying. They kinda looked like fiends. I took the picture to show my wife how funny they were being. There would never have been a way to take this photo with anything else.
I guess it is time I fully embraced this.
More in the review to come. Mobile photos were edited in Snapseed for those curious 😉
Any questions, feel free to ask.