I was going to do another 1000 days of iPhone work but after doing some I have changed my mind. I will still do photo work mostly with the iPhone but some with my Nikon 800 as well, and then I might still use iPhone apps. I want to work in series and not let time or the number influence me anymore. Experimentation will be high on my list as with the first 1000 some will fail, some will not. I hope you keep watching.
The iPhone has given me not only a new creative outlet but a very important augmentation for my drawings. Working on a drawing for up to 1,800 hours, where the concepts and creativity peek early on in the process, has often left me feeling a bit frustrated for months. Even in the middle of drawing, my creative thoughts co-mingle with the technical side of drawing, impacting the process. If I compare a drawing to the writing of a novel, my photo work is akin to poetry. Photos are a moment, a whim, a feeling a truly right-now moment, and without the constant companionship of the iPhone these images would never have been documented and, possibly, they might never have been seen. The “ 1000 Day Project”, where I took and titled a photo every day for a thousand days, gave me the chance to come to terms with my love of abstraction and to explore and develop my interest in the urban landscape, in how nature takes back, and so much more. Additionally, the limitations of lo-fi photography have forced me to be very creative and find techniques that would heighten the work. The whole feel of these photos would tell a different story if I used my ‘professional” camera, which I rarely carry any more. Drawing is still my major muse, but as an artist the creative potential open to me with the iPhone is a truly a wonderful find that will be part of my process from now on. As you know my name is not Gerald-Bostock but Armin Mersmann long story….here is my regular page on DA.. nimra.deviantart.com/