Venice with an iPhone
de Viveca Koh ARPS
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Photographs of Venice shot only with an iPhone 4S. The title for this book came to me when I reviewed my photographs and considered the method by which they had been shot. Since on this occasion I hadn't wanted to heft around my heavy Nikon and even heavier lenses, which along with a tripod generally make for 'serious' and more time-consuming work, the opposite of that was for me a tiny, lightweight camera with which to take quick snaps, not lingering too long or working with full manual camera settings as I usually do, but considering nothing beyond the lighting conditions and the composition. I hope that I have succeeded in capturing Venice in a slightly different light, through choice of subject matter along with the methods of shooting and processing.
Viveca Koh FRPS is an entirely self-taught photographer, with a strong eye for overlooked details, and a special fascination with photographing abandoned buildings. In 2010 she was awarded a Licentiateship Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society, for a panel of ten photographs taken in an asylum. These images feature in the book Lost Asylum Sonnets, a poetic collaboration with Catherine Lupton. In 2011 she was proud to attain Associateship of the RPS with a panel of fifteen photographs, featured in the book 'Left Behind'. Finally in 2014 she was awarded a Fellowship with the RPS, for images taken from the book 'Star Blossom'. She currently lives in London.