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A Picture’s Worth With Alex Drozhin (Alexvisage) – iPhone Photography & Art

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Yesterday we published our first A Picture’s Worth in a while, that was by the very talented Lee Atwell, if you missed that, please go here.

A Picture’s Worth… is where we ask iPhone photographers that have taken or made, as the case may be, powerful iPhone art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings.

In this A Picture’s Worth … today, Alex Drozhin (Alexvisage) talks us through his incredible image shown below.

(If you would like to contribute to this section or if you have seen an image that you would like to learn more about, just email Joanne@theappwhisperer.com and we will get it all set up).

Over to you Alex…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

 

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©Alex Drozhin (Alexvisage)

 

I work as an Art-director of  a beauty salon, a make-up artist, an  illustrator and an iPhone photographer. I work at different fashion shows  taking  photos  and doing make-up for the fashion industry.   I also create concepts for clothing catalogs and shop windows.  This is not just a job for me, I enjoy it very much. I have been taking  photos since 2008, when  the first iPhone appeared in my life.

In those days camera capabilities were modest in those days and I had to process photos on my computer. Nowadays, thanks to modern technology we have unlimited  possibilities , so you  can take pictures,  immediately  do post-processing on your gadget and then upload photos on  the internet.  It makes things easier and all depends on your  imagination.

It happened last summer when  I was in Paris.  The weather was very hot. As usual after my breakfast I went for a walk to the Palais Royal garden . It is picturesque and a beautiful place. While I was walking along the garden I saw an amazing installation. Suddenly  It seemed to me that I saw a charming girl who was wearing in a light white dress. She was a blond with long unfastened hair.

When I closed my eyes she suddenly disappeared. Unfortunately,  this picture was only in my imagination nevertheless I kept this picture in my mind and took a photo of that place. I got back to this picture after a year  by chance, while  I was looking through my photos. I  remembered my impression of this girl and started working on my iPhone. So this is the idea of how this picture appeared! I tried to create the impression how it looked in my mind. I hope I could do it!

My wishes for iPhone photographers

I would like to give a piece of advice for people who make  post-processing photos. Do not try to process Photos immediately.  Wait for a while. That  will give you an opportunity to mature  your mind and then you can get back to your work with the photo, using your memory and impression. Thus, your photo will be come vivid and get more  interesting. Keep up with the latest  iPhone apps and you will always find something new and interesting. Try to combine programs, add your new textures and open yourself for experiments’.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

5 replies on “A Picture’s Worth With Alex Drozhin (Alexvisage) – iPhone Photography & Art”

Great article, Alex, I especially relate to the idea of using memory for post processing.
I believe that photography and memory are closely linked (as Cesare Pavese said “We don’t remember days, we remember moments”), for sure they are in my own creative process.

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