Dante’s Comedy on Mobile Art

“One hundred artists from all over the world reinterpret the Hell, Purgatory and Paradise today.” —YouTube

Here are some outstanding examples of what people are doing with the cameras in their smartphones.

I am still looking for a name for this genre of photograph. They call it “Mobile Art” and I am leaning towards “iMages”.

What are your thoughts?

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  3 comments for “Dante’s Comedy on Mobile Art

  1. October 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    The field of photography must accept that this is a valid form of expression and art in itself – the fact that it makes not only artists and photographers, but ordinary people, stop and take the time to see their world in a different way is a bonus.

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    • October 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM

      Good points, sir.

      I find myself more and more on the cusp of whether or not to edit a photo into something else, or leave it alone. I used to spend a lot of time in the Darkroom, back in the day of B&W film and Cibichrome, and now I compare digital manipulation to all the dodging and burning of the analog past.

      I think today’s challenge is a matter of how far to go with manipulation. If a person has a damn good photo and then turns it into an arguably mediocre/passable piece of Mobile Art, iMage, whatever, then nothing is gained.

      If a person takes a damn good photo and turns it into a damn good _ (insert term here) is it still a photograph? Does it matter? Are we limiting ourselves by classifying the _?

      All good questions, lots of ideas to ponder and many beautiful works of art to enjoy. Thanks for taking the time to look around and provide a thoughtful comment.

      I look forward to joining your Two-cent Tuesday challenge.

      Allan

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      • October 21, 2012 at 12:33 PM

        So true in many respects – I often don’t edit or manipulate photos for blogging purposes just because of the time constraints: trying to post early on in a challenge for maximum viewing by other bloggers (what time do these people get up anyways?) OR because I’m trying to squeeze in a post between real life commitments. In either case, it usually ends up about content – trying to get some sort of message across and making people think. Alot of old schoolers would say that is what true art is! BTW, you have given me a great topic for my next challenge – Manipulation!!

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