As digital photographers, we are encouraged to always use the very best possible capture available to us. In most cases this is RAW capture, which records far more information than JPEGs. So, what happens when an advertising and landscape photographer, who is used to large format analogue equipment starts using his iPhone to capture landscapes? A successful book and an exhibition, that’s what.
Julian Calverley is the photographer and he’s redefined mobile ‘phone photography with images of outstanding quality from his iPhone camera, having been encouraged by fellow large format photographer, Jack Lowe, to use his iPhone for image capture. All the processing was also done on his iPhone using just Snapseed. The images started to appear on Instagram where they were well received by both Instagramers as well as more “serious” photographers. The book, entitled “#iPhoneonly”, followed as well as the exhibition.
The exhibition opened today, 28 March 2015, at the Snug Gallery in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire (UK) with a good selection of images from the book, all of which are subject to a limited edition of 50 prints, signed and stamped by Julian.
Many of the images – a little over 10×8 size – are from Julian’s travels in Scotland. He has applied the same attention to detail and composition to his iPhone images as he does to his advertising work. There are some very fine shots from a visit to the island of Eigg of neighbouring island Rhum. The iconic little hut and bicycle in Glencoe is featured as are several studies of trees and lochs. There’s also tree studies from locations close to his home. Julian was present at the opening and discussed his workflow with those interested in his techniques and capture.
It’s a very fine exhibition in a very friendly little gallery, which also displays work from internationally recognised designer-makers. Julian’s images are displayed in the front of the gallery. If you’ve got a little time and you’re in the area, do visit. You’ll receive a very warm welcome from Ed Chadwick, Snug’s owner, and see some quite amazing images!
The exhibition runs from 28 March to 8 June, 2015 and the Snug Gallery can be found at 58 Market Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6AA; telephone 01422 847 435.
The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 11:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 5pm. Although closed on Sundays and Mondays, the gallery may open by appointment.
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Julian Calverley is a landscape and advertising photographer. Although known for his large scale atmospheric landscape work, the last couple of years have seen him embrace camera phone technology and embark on his #iPhoneonly project and book.