The iPhoneography of Dixon Hamby

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Editor’s note: When this blog post originally ran it included an erroneous quote from Dixon Hamby mentioning Instagram and Hipstamatic. We’ve since amended the post and spoken to the writer involved. Our apologies to Mr. Hamby for the misquote.

dixon2 The iPhoneography of Dixon Hamby

Over a short span of time, Apple’s iPhone camera has neared the quality of a good point-and-shoot with the added bonus of being its own portable processing lab. Phone apps now feature advanced editing tools such as layering and masking, HDR, and a gigantic range of filters and textures. But mobile, Internet-connected photography has given rise to another key feature: community.

This new, vivacious group of connected photographers includes Dixon Hamby, an iPhoneographer and Blurb author. He was originally a Boeing web and graphic designer who became a professional travel photographer. After a disastrous neck injury prevented him from lifting his DSLR, iPhoneography became an outlet for his creativity. This outlet turned into a passion that resulted in shows featuring his work around the globe.

dixon1 The iPhoneography of Dixon HambyWe asked Dixon a few questions about what he does.

Blurb: You are a leader in iPhoneography. Do you think that your online presence with social media and Blurb has helped develop the genre?

Dixon: I don’t think iPhoneography would be anything without social media. Twitter in particular has advanced the presence of iPhoneography.

Blurb: Do you think Blurb has helped publicise your talent?

Dixon: Blurb has been a great resource for publishing. The books always come out perfect.

Blurb: What is in store for you in the future?

Dixon: As far as the future, just keep on shooting and try and keep up with the rapid changes in publications and social media. Samples of my work are located on my webpage; I try to update my photographs quite often.

Check out Dixon’s books in the Blurb Bookstore. We particularly like iPhoneography Street Art and have been inspired to get out and about with our iPhones!

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5 Comments

  1. You misquoted Mr. Hamby. His actual quote is below… he didn’t say anything about hipstamatic or instragram. Does Blurb often write whatever you want in place of what people actually say???

    “Tumblr is a good resource but I no longer use any blogs. The reason is Google+ in my opinion is a superior social media outlet. Very useful for photographers. Much more versatile than Facebook, Twitter or blogs.

    I dont think iphoneography would hardly be without social media, Twitter in particular.

    Blurb has been a great resource for publishing. The books always come out perfect.

    I think Blurb and Tumblr are a good combination. Very important for businesses to use all the resources available to them.

    As far as the future, just keep on shooting and try and keep up with the rapid changes in publications and social media. Thank you for including me in your blog. Samples of my work can be seen at http://www.dixonhamby.com

    By Martin Nyberg
      April 13, 2012 – 9:20 am   Permalink
  2. Hey Martin,

    I’m sorry that you feel that way. Beyond small copyedits, we don’t change what people say. I didn’t conduct the interview personally, but his quotes were responses to questions from our interviewer. He may have re-used some of the text on his site to answer a few of our questions.

    best,

    Kent

    By Kent
      April 13, 2012 – 12:23 pm   Permalink
  3. You did make up what I said. Anyone that knows me at all knows my dislike of Hipstamatic and Instagram. Never mentioned either one of them. Your behavior is totally unethically!

      April 24, 2012 – 7:01 pm   Permalink
  4. Strange, I’ve never known Dixon to be much of a fan of either Hipstamatic or Instagram, thus I have a hard time believing he’d have so prominently mentioned in your interview! I’d check my sources on this one, no tellin’ what y’all be reportin’ next.

    *To be fair, I am watching O Brother, Where Art Thou? as I make this here observation. Please excuse my dustbowl drawl and all.

      April 24, 2012 – 8:23 pm   Permalink
  5. Hello Dixon,

    My sincerest apologies. Somehow I missed the email with the corrections. It’s never our intention to misquote anyone. We’ve made the corrections and we’ve spoken to the writer involved.

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      April 25, 2012 – 10:33 am   Permalink

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