Welcome to our very exciting new column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled ‘A day in the life of …’ and this is where we’ll be taking a look at some hugely influential, interesting and accomplished individuals in the mobile photography world. People that we think you will love to learn more about.
This is the thirty-seventh installment of the series, you can read the others here if you have missed them so far. Today, we are featuring Ivo Coric. Ivo was born in a very beautiful country, ex Yugoslavia, in city of Mostar and had a wonderful childhood until the war. He was there for one year of the war and tried desperately to escape the madness which took over the people and nation. In the fall of 1993 he came to beautiful Holland which is now his home base. In his home country Ivo achieved a diploma in Chemical Analyst and in Holland he has studied Graphic Design.
Ivo is quite new to IPhoneography, taking photographs is his passion. Recently his image ”bird on the pole” was chosen for photo of the week by WIAM and he was also thrilled to be asked to be interviewed for TheAppWhisperer. ‘I couldn’t be more happy. Thank you Joanne for this wonderful opportunity!’. We think Ivo has real talent and we’re sure you will too when you take a look at these images…
Check out the full interview below…
You can find all the links at the end of this article.
(If you would like to be interviewed for our new ‘A day in the life of …’ section, just send an email to Joanne@theappwhisperer.com, and we’ll get it set up.)
First Things First…
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Play Time’ – Apps used – Camera+, PhotoWizard, Superimpose
JC – Let’s start at the beginning of the day, how does your day start?
IC – After the bathroom ceremony I make my self a nice breakfast and large cup of coffee. I usually watch some documentary during breakfast. The last one was about ancient worlds by Graham Hancock fascinating stuff. I don’t have a lot of time so i watch it in pieces. After checking my mail and Facebook I go off to work.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Dutch Police’ – Apps used – Camera+, Blur FX, Photoforge2, Iris Photo Suite
JC – Do you like to head out and take photographs early on?
IC – I don’t’ have any specific time of the day to take photographs, I always have my iPhone with me…because that moment to take pictures can be any time, I’ve got to be ready 🙂
Photographer vs Mobile Photographer…
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Kickin’ – Apps used – Camera+, Blur FX, Photoforge2
JC – How did the transition from traditional photographer to mobile photographer develop?
IC – I got into iPhoneography through my girlfriend Lil-ja Palavra , she is an excellent photographer, when i saw her beautiful photographs, I was hooked.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Bench Portrait 1’ – Apps used – Camera+, Blur FX, Photoforge2
JC – Do you like to download new mobile photography apps regularly?
IC – I do download regularly new apps, but I don’t use them all .
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Harbour’ – Apps used – Camera+, Photoforge2, Iris, Pixlromatic
JC – How often do you update your existing apps?
IC – Every time i see that a download is available.
Location, Location, Location…
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Loneliness’ – Apps used – Camera+, TouchRetouch, Marble Camera, BlurFX, ScratchCam
JC – Where’s your favorite place in the world for a shoot?
IC – I don’t have any specific place ,because I think that beauty is lurking everywhere, you just have to look.
Tools Of The Trade…
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Duck at the bay’ – Apps used – Hipstamatic, Pixlromatic
JC – Do you also use mobile photography tool apps, such as The Photographer’s Ephemeris?
IC – N , i don’t use it because every time of the day have its own charms.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Worried’ – Apps used – Hipstamatic, ScratchCam
JC – What are your favorite mobile photography apps currently?
IC – It depends on the work , but usually I use: Photoforge2, ScratchCam, Pixlromatic, blurFx, Superimpose, Dramatic B&W.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Love’ – Apps used – Camera+, Iris, Photoforge2
JC – Where do you like to upload your photographs? Flickr, Instagram?
IC – Mostly on FaceBook i haven’t opened a Flickr account but I am planning to do that and maybe some other platforms too.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Bird on the pole’ – Apps used – Camera+, BlurFX, Photoforge2, ScratchCam
JC – Do you take photographs with your iPhone everyday?
IC – Almost on a daily basis.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Wind Surf’ – Apps used – Camera+, Photoforge2
JC – What are your favorite subjects?
IC – It can be anything, I love nature, portraits, people, urban, abstracts…
Top Five Tips…
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Tour de Holland’ – Apps used – Hipstamatic, Photoforge2
JC – What are you top five tips for mobile photography?
IC – I don’t see myself like someone who can give advice, because I am kind of new to iPhoneography, maybe I can only say : Open your eyes beauty is hiding everywhere.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Bridge’ – Apps used – Camera+, Photoforge2
JC – Do you edit images on your iPhone or do you prefer to do that on a desktop/laptop?
IC – iPhone always.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Child’s Play’ – Apps used – Camera+, BlurFX, Superimpose, Photoforge2, Iris
JC – Do you enjoy videography with your iPhone?
IC – No, I’m not doing videography , but who knows ….maybe some day 🙂
The Future Of Mobile Photography…
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Wind surf at dusk’ – Apps used – Camera+, Photoforge2
JC – Where do you see the future of mobile photography heading?
IC – I really don’t know. I hope it is here to stay .
Where In The World…?
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Chevy’ – Apps used – Camera+, BlurFX, Photoforge2, Photogene2
JC – Do you think it is country specific, are some nations more “clued up”?
IC – I don’t know but I think …nations where more people can afford to purchase iPhones.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Look to the left’ – Apps used – Camera+, BlurFX, Photoforge 2
JC – What do you hope for in the iPhone 5?
IC – Faster, better camera, better batteries and ease of use.
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Dock bay’ – Apps used – Hipstamatic, ScratchCam
JC – What do you think is the most popular area of iPhoneography?
IC – I guess: Nature, street photography, abstracts ..
Copyright Image – Ivo Coric – ‘Lonesome’ – Apps used – Hipstamatic, Blur FX, Noir
JC – What do you think of Joanne and theappwhisperer.com?
IC – I don’t know Joanne personally, we have exchanged a couple of emails. What i can say is that she is helpful, patient, intelligent, professional with a nice dose of humor and her site : Theappwhisperer.com is very insightful and a great read, which helps along the process of creating art.