I was lucky enough to be able to attend the 2013 MacWorld/iWorld Conference in San Francisco, with fellow friend and photographer Karen Divine. Ms. Divine was a presenter and that provided her with some pretty cool perks, including a very nice hotel and a lead to the press room for free food and drinks….Karen and Cindy Patrick presented their processes in slide shows that were so captivating you could tell that no one was checking FB or email on their smartphones (I looked).
I met some amazing artists, including Cindy Patrick, Knox Bronson (publishes Pixels at an Exhibition and is a really cool dude), Jack Hollingsworth, Dan Marcolina, Dan Berman (founder, Mobile Photo Awards), Eleonora Ronconi, Rudy Vogel, street photographer Jay Desind, Elaina Wilcox, etc., very talented iPhoneographers. Cindy and I were trying to make our way to the seedy bar called Hotel Utah, and were so busy gabbing that we went the wrong way and ended up in the bowery. So we gabbed our way back and finally did arrive at our destination.
MacWorld was presenting its first ever e-compilation of the Mobile Masters (available for download on the iPad), many of whom were there. My work was not represented in the MM…maybe next time. I got to talk to an app developer from Germany, Jens Daemgen, who developed ProCamera for the iPhone. We discussed what I look for in photo apps. I shot some pictures for him with his app, one of which I will include below. I should mention that I introduced myself to one of my favorite techie icons– Julianne Kost (of Adobe fame)…and made sure she looked at my iPhone portfolio “First Day”. She liked it and had some insights (they look like a movie–all in one image!) which I will proceed to use in my next portfolio review..thank you, Julianne.
I was also very fortunate to be able to have a nice outdoor lunch with a photography teacher, Jack Fulton, I had back in the 70’s at the San Francisco Art Institute. That was definitely a highlight, we talked about growing older and finding peace (hey, it’s San Francisco!).
The following images were all shot with the iPhone 4s, Hipstamatic app, EXCEPT for the first image, which was shot with ProCamera…