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Stunning and Professional Portraiture Images Captured with the Apple iPhone

This series highlights the professional capabilities of the Apple iPhone as a professional portraiture device. Each image is beautifully shot and processed, all completely mobile. Testament to the photographer, model and the device. Enjoy these compelling images… (foreword by Joanne Carter).




I am a professional portrait and people photographer from Germany. Mobile photography was the initial trigger for my professional career a few years ago. On the other side I never enter a professional shooting without my mobile cam.

Whenever it’s possible I ask for some extra shots when on location or in my studio. At the beginning the models often look very astonished, but when they see the results they are more than pleased and often use these imges for their social networking.

“Working with my phone is more intuitive versus working with my “big” camera. I’m completely free what I will shoot, no presure about color consitency or correct exposure.  Everything feels like a fun experiment but the results are top notch”.

Editing is so easy and in reach of your fingers you have a cornucopia of apps and filters that allow you to achieve almost any look you want. Editing images for a job is something serious and you have to take time, use the right tools and be fully concentrated.


“Working with my mobile phone and the apps is completely different. Within seconds you can try out many many styles and all that in a cafe or on your couch. Being absolutely independent is the key for doing that … and for sure the future of taking images and editing”.


Also for the professional part. It will take some time until we will see that, but it is coming. You see first steps pointing in the right direction with two lens systems, enhanced graphic chips and apps with new mobile phones that you will miss on Mac and PC.

– Martin Duerr

Martin was born in 1959 in Germany and studied Graphic Design at the University of Applied Science in Munich. His father led the camera development team at AGFA in Munich. Martin’s father was also a gifted painter, illustrator and photographer, enabling Martin to be exposed to this medium at an early age. Martin’s images today are either photographs or illustrations and have a graphical shade, like old etchings. He concentrates on shapes and textures rather than a full spectrum of colours. Martin’s images mostly show technical or mechanical equipment, landscapes, architectural objects, plants and some animals – his illustrations are more a mix of fantasy themes, sci-fi as well as surreal and the erotica. For the past 25 years Martin has been working for companies including Ferrero, Honda, Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Siemens photographing, compositing, 3D modeling, vfx and illustration. From 2008 Martin has run a company – Models from Mars LLC which specialises in visualisation, cgi and photography with Clint Clemens (Canon Explorers of Light) in Newport, Rhodes Island.

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