*or How I Stopped Resisting and Started to Love My Cellphone Camera
de Harvey A. Duze
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When we replaced our cellphones in 2008, built-in cameras had become the norm. The camera was not fancy (one focal length, automatic exposure only), was low on the image quality side (2 megapixel and highly compressed, so forget about large blowups), and consistently inconsistent. Therefore it was natural to refer to them as a sort of “Digital Holga.” And like its namesake, making photos with it has proven to be as unpredictable, which is where the fun part comes in.
Over 40 years of professional and creative photographic and graphic design/desktop publishing experience, including handling a wide range of corporate and editorial location and studio photographic assignments, graphics to illustrate presentations and both print and Web-based publications, logos and corporate identities and the creation of both speaker-support and self-running "kiosk" PowerPoint presentations, and Web-based HTML and Flash slideshows. While the majority of my work has been done in the Northeast, U.S., I've also traveled to other parts of the U.S. and Canada, as well as overseas to Ireland and Italy. In recent years, urban and rural landscapes, nature and people have been my favorite photographic subjects.