Thank you to everybody who entered iPhoneographyCentral's first competition in partnership with CanvasPop.
It was a tricky task but I am happy to say that the judges Max Berkowitz, MissPixels and I (Nicki Fitz-Gerald) have now agreed the 3 winning entries….
1st prize: Pop of Red by Ali Jardine
Judge's comment: Wonderful energy and feeling of freedom in Ali's image. Love the popping colour of the balloons, so luminous as if about to literally pop with their brilliance.
Runner up: Never leave a job undone by Jason Peterson
Judge's comment: This is a very well composed image with wonderful tones and line.
Easy to imagine this as a POP album cover.
Runner up: I dream of hotdogs by Janine Graf
Judge's comment: I love this whimsical POP art approach of surreal hotdogs floating by.The hotdogs look like mouths themselves adding a humorous and ironic touch.
The winner receives a 20" x 20" CanvasPop of their winning entry whilst the runners up will receive a slightly smaller print each. Congratulations to Ali, Jason and Janine.
Call for submissions for Make it Pop! iPhoneography competition
The Make it Pop! Photo Contest details are here. Here's everything you need to know about the competition from CanvasPop...
iPhoneography is hot, hot, hot! If you haven’t already, join the army of photographers who are capturing amazing photos with their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
The theme is “POP”! Submit a photo to our contest page and our judges will choose their favorite entries. We’ll print the winning photos on canvas, plus two runners up will also get canvas goodies.Enter today!
Criteria & Rules
First Place: The winner will receive their submission on a 20×20″ canvas from CanvasPop!
Runners Up: Two finalists will receive their photo printed on a 12×12″ canvas.
Winners will also be featured on iPhoneography Central and CanvasPop.
* Please note: this competition is only open to residents of the Contguous United States or Canada.
The judges: Miss Pixels, Max Berkowitz and Nicki Fitz-Gerald
Born in Quebec, Canada, MissPixels has flourished in the Visual Arts community for over 20 years. Being an illustrator for iStockPhoto and Getty Images, graphic designer and freelance art director, she then turned to the iPhone in 2009 as her main medium for artistic expression.
In 2010, Wired Magazine named two of her pieces “Best SmartPhone Photo”. Meanwhile, the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art of New-York) tweeted about her famous piece “4th of July” to its 400,000 followers. Two years later, she becomes the first iPhoneography artist worldwide to give a TEDx talk, adding to her long list of accomplishments.
Receiving worldwide recognition for her work in iPhoneography, she has become the Canadian reference in Mobile Art. MissPixels has participated in several exhibitions in countries such as Italy, Germany, Australia, the United States, Canada and Spain. She has received countless accolades and has given conferences and workshops in London, Montreal as well as New York City and Barcelona. Always willing to share her vision and inspiration, she actively gives back to the artistic community through numerous interviews in various newspapers, magazines and books.
MissPixels creates and edits her images solely with her iPhone. She usually regroups them in Series and her images can be differenciated by the pictural exageration of the numeric noise, grain and colour. Her last project called The hashtag project© consists of real 3D hashtags being exposed in a particular setting, this environment being added on Foursquare at the same time. MissPixels’ iPhoneographies try to link the real and virtual worlds together.
Max Berkowitz is an iPhoneographer based in Sacramento, Ca. His work often explores the ways in which people and their environments work together to create something greater than simply a portrait, or an image. When we see a group of swimmers we feel the water, the energy and the emotion of the athlete.
Max brings a kind of graphic designer’s flair to his images. They often employ colors and lines that intersect with his subjects in appealing ways.
His work as been featured in the following exhibits: P1XELS Apple1 San Francisco, EYE'EM NYC, The MMS Gallery in Philadelphia, the OCCCA-P1XELS show in Orange County and the Matre Gallery, Atlanta. Max was also showcased in Stephanie Roberts’ groundbreaking book The Art of iPhoneography as well as P1XELS Vol. 2.
Nicki Fitz-Gerald (aka FlickrFitzy) began her career, after leaving Chelsea School of Art, London in 1990 as an illustrator, mainly magazines and book covers. She now works full-time as a Graphic Designer in Weymouth, Dorset. "I never really got to grips with photography until I got an iphone 3 in 2010 and my world turned upside down."
Since then Nicki has become a "hopelessly addicted iphoneographer". Her work was exhibited at the first eyephoneography exhibition in Madrid in 2010 and one of her images was the only iPhone photo shortlisted from over 750 entries for the Areas of Outstanding Urban Beauty UK photo competition.More of Nicki's work has been featured in FORMAT; a UK photography festival exploring Street photography and several of her images have been featured on LifeinLofi's weekly gallery FavedonFlickr. Her image "Flamin' Amy" (pictured above, left) won 4th place in Life in Lofi's Faved of the Year 2011.
In April 2011, after finding no central resource for learning the art of iPhoneography online, Nicki created iPhoneographyCentral, a place for both the beginner and expert to share tips, techniques and ideas via step-by-step tutorials. She now shares her time between her day job, family and the website.
Call for entries – The Lunch Box Gallery
The Lunch Box Gallery, 310 NW 24th St. Miami, FL 33127
The Lunch Box Gallery is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its new show “iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs”. The exhibit will be displayed from March 10th to April 7th, 2012.
The Lunch Box Gallery is a small but vibrant and cutting edge photography space ocated in the popular Wynwood Art District of Miami. Its mission is to show and support the work of emerging regional, national and international artists with a particular emphasis on contemporary photography and its new trends; and where styles like conceptual, fine art, documentary and mixed media photography (among other tendencies) are subjects of exploration.
Since its foundation, The Lunch Box Gallery has started to become a highly recognized space among artist/photographers, critics, professors, scholars, photography lovers, students and important art press, for bringing a deeper appreciation and perceptiveness of contemporary photography, giving voice to unique art works not only in technique and craftsmanship, but as well as in concept, message and creative take. The Lunch Box Gallery is proud to be acknowledged for its outstanding thematic shows and meticulous selection of photographers from around the world; revealing thoughtful content and always pursuing the novelty of the art form.
About the exhibition’s concept
For the show “iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs”, The Lunch Box Gallery is aiming to explore the social phenomenon of iPhoneography as a personal tool globally used to generate visual content, be shared and therefore, communicate. Here, the images many times meticulously conceived, some others more intuitively taken - yet all intentionally post-produced - are intended as mirrors of the user’s everyday life; a visual diary of the individual that can become an open book to their interests, curiosities, ideas, intimacy or even artistic take.
As an enabler for creative communication, iPhoneography has become a new medium for massive dialog, where images taken and edited with the iPhone are openly shared, sometimes instantly and some other times preceded by a complex creative process; regardless, is undeniable that all of these images project a part of the user’s self.
The exhibition “iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs” as a whole will be an integral, heterogeneous and diverse expression of that avalanche of pixels that are being registered and shared in modern times; yet, in this immensity, every picture in the show becomes a window, a glimpse of the iPhoneographer’s vision, sensitivity and everyday life.
“iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs” is inspired by Chase Jarvis famous quote “The Best Camera is the One That's With You” ™. Prove it!
Eligibility and Restrictions
These are the general guidelines for the show:
- The call for entries is open to all iPhoneographers, both professionals and amateurs, emerging and established, national and international over 18 years of age.
- Pictures must be taken and edited on the iPhone (not on any other device).
- iPhoneographers can send from 1 to 3 images per submission. You can apply more than once.
- All iPhoneographers will be automatically accepted to be featured in the gallery, joining this collective representation of the massive use of the medium; yet, at least 1 out of 3 photographs by every iPhoneographer will be printed and shown.
Open. Send us your best shots! We are open to previous or new works, and they can be observational, conceptual, abstract, figurative, documentary, artistic, curious, sensorial, spontaneous or deeply-thought. Some examples, just to mention some topics, may include: still life, urban experiences, moments, landscapes, portraits, shapes, architecture, people, objects, actions, textures, etc. Yet, we will not accept family photography (meaning the typical “Say cheese!” image), pets photography or self-portraits (unless it’s truly something unique). Be creative! Show us what this imaginative and innovative outlet is all about.
A non-refundable entry fee of $15.00 is required for submitting up to 3 JPGs. You can submit more than once. Payment should be solely made via PayPal.
In order to maintain the visual cohesiveness of the show, all selected works will be printed by The Lunch Box Gallery in one of these two possible sizes: 6 x 6 (square) or 6 x 8 (rectangular), depending on the aspect ratio of the images. Please adapt your photographs to any of these two sizes before sending them to us. If images aren’t converted to any of these sizes in advance, the gallery will do its best to properly adapt them, yet it will not be responsible for any visual features of the selected image’s final print. The disposition of the photographs on the wall and the way they will be presented will be dictated by the amount of submissions received. Nevertheless, the exhibit is intended to be a raw and free-flow representation of the iPhoneography movement.
Prices, Commissions and exhibition terms
The selected artworks per iPhoneographer will be featured in a group exhibition at The Lunch Box Gallery, from March 10, 2012 – April 7, 2012. All works in the show must be for sale. Sale price for each image is determined by the artist. The gallery will take a 30% commission on all sales in the course of the exhibit. Please indicate the prices in the Entry Form, already reflecting the commission rate in the retail price of the work. (For example, if your image’s price is $60, this means that in the event of a sale, $18 will be retained by The Lunch Box Gallery and $42 will be paid to you).
Return of Artwork
After the show finishes, all iPhone photographs that are being exhibited in this show and that didn’t get sold, will be: 1) Destroyed or 2) Returned to the iPhoneographer. Please choose the option that best fits you in the Entry Form. If you select the 2nd option, a pre-paid return shipping label must be sent to the gallery via mail to The Lunch Box Gallery. 310 NW 24th St. Miami, Fl 33127, before or during the days of the show. Please allow three weeks for return shipping after the end of the exhibition. The gallery is not responsible for the physical state of the print after the period of being placed on the wall. If the 2nd option is chosen but you don’t send the shipping label during the specified lapse, image(s) will be automatically destroyed after the show.
- March 4, 2012 – Due date for photographs’ submissions.
- March 10, 2012 – Exhibit opens on Saturday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Regular gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
- April 7, 2012 – Exhibition closes.
- April 7 – April 30, 2012 – Pick-up/return/destruction of prints according to selected option in the Entry Form.
Prints will not be insured by The Lunch Box Gallery and the gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage of the print while on the premises or in transit from the gallery.
Image Use / Copyrights
iPhoneographers retains all copyrights to submitted images and presented artwork. By submitting to the show, the iPhoneographer grants The Lunch Box Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials (flyers, brochures, press, etc.), any sort of online post (invitation, announcement, promotion in social media, etc.) and in the gallery’s website for promotional and informational purposes. The Lunch Box Gallery retains no copyrights to iPhoneographer’s works.
Call for entries:
International iPhoneography Show
December 16-22, 2011
Soho Gallery for Digital Art
New York, USA
IphoneographyCentral is proud to be supporting International iPhoneography Show. This is a joint project by MobiTog – international community of iPhoneographers (people who shoot and/or edit images, using their iOS device) and FX Photo Studio – award-winning image processing application for iPhone, iPad and Mac.
The idea behind International iPhoneography Show is to give everyone a chance to show their photography at one of the International Exhibition in different parts of the world. The first exhibition will be organized in New York, just before Christmas holidays, hosted by one of the most popular galleries – Soho Gallery for Digital Art.
It doesn’t matter much whether a person is a pro photographer or a beginner, it doesn’t matter as well where in the world he or she lives. What matters is photography and if it is good – it will be featured at the International Exhibition in Soho Gallery this December.
The International iPhoneography Show is now open for entries. Pictures should be created with FX Photo Studio – offering one of the best selection of photo effects, filters, and tools for image processing on iOS - and submitted either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or special submit form on event’s page – www.iphoneographyshow.com. Organizers say that iPhoneographers can use other photo apps and shoot a picture with any digital device, the only “must have” is FX Photo Studio app as a part of the workflow.
Submitted pictures will be posted on www.iphoneographyshow.com. Every artist, who submits his shot will get a 20% discount on Calendagram – a new service that let’s iPhone users create real life calendars from their Instagram shots. The prizes don’t end here.
FX Photo Studio team and MobiTog will pick 100 best submissions, which will be shown at the exhibition. Every artist whose picture will be chosen for the exhibition gets a special THANK YOU package from the event partners, including software, hardware, special deals and discounts on iPhoneography gear.
Top submissions of the International iPhoneography Show will be awarded with free Olloclip lenses, iPik.Cases and Casetagrams. The best picture, chosen by online voting on www.iphoneographyshow.com, is awarded with $100 Apple Gift Card and the artist whose picture is voted best by visitors of the exhibition will receive a $500 Apple Gift Card. Not to mention that best artists will be featured on www.iphoneography.com and www.thebeginnerslens.com - one of the most popular iPhoneography blogs around the world.
There are no fees to participate and photographers can submit as many pictures as they like. Submissions are open from November 7th to December 7th, 2011. For more details, please check the submission guidelines and FAQs on www.iphoneographyshow.com