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.
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.
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.