Monday, December 07, 2009

A Week in (iPhone) Pictures

Having a bad back is not an easy thing to deal with for anyone. For a photographer it is down right terrible. I am a very active person: I go to the gym, I take yoga and pilates, I walk every where in a city with incredible public transportation...but no matter what I do for fitness, my back kills me at the end of every day because I insist on carrying my big camera and zoom lens with me every single day when I'm out running errands, working on personal projects, going to the supermarket, etc. I can't even think of how my back feels after any commissioned assignment and a day of lugging around all of my gear- whether it's for a travel company, child photography, a wedding. It takes me a few days to recover.

I had to make a choice. Something that was not easy: I leave home without the camera. Obviously it's impossible to leave home without it when I'm shooting commissioned work but I do leave it home when I'm just going out for milk, to go to the gym, to go shopping or whatever else. I admit that I can't leave it everyday because I just can't. I feel naked without it but now I have something else to make me feel a little bit better, and more clothed, when I find myself in the unfortunate situation of seeing a moment and not having my camera to capture it. My iPhone. I'm in love with it.

This week I was feeling particularly sore so I left the Nikon at home every day. Look at what I captured without it from Saturday to Saturday. They're not perfect but then again, neither am I.

Bridgehampton Beach - Saturday, November 28th
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Copyright Monica L. Shulman

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Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

My sister's two bulldogs, Lulu and Guapo - Monday, November 30th
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Passion Pit and Phoenix Concert at Hammerstein Ballroom, Wednesday, December 2nd
Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Visiting a pet stop with my niece - Friday, December 4th
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Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Rainy Night - Saturday, December 5th
Copyright Monica L. Shulman

What do you think?

Happy Monday.

Today's Soundtrack:
Wye Oak - Please Concrete



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20 comments:

TheBeautyFile said...

Mon! I LOVE this post...your week looks like so much fun! I LOVE your sisters' bulldogs....it seems like everything that surrounds her is absolutely adorable....Paloma...be still my HEART!

montague said...

i think you take outstanding photographs, no matter what device you use. love the fake-pola from the concert. lovely.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous photos, darling! Especially loving the beach shots and the fish!

xoxox,
CC

Vanessa said...

I think two thumbs up! Wasn't Phoenix so good?! I want to see them again, like, now.

drollgirl said...

love your shots!!! ESPECIALLY THE BULLDOGS!!! i want them!

and back trouble is a nightmare! argh. how you suffer for your art! i wish there was another way!

katie said...

and again I see my childhood on the screen captured by you. I have GOT to get back to Bridgehampton. Beautiful shots.

Seyma said...

are you freaking kidding me Monica??

if these are all just ihone pics, i really wish i were your iphone actually!!

it's just great dear!!

love ya..

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh these pictures still came out beautiful. I love the fishies & the pics in the theater!!

OceanDreams said...

I really must get an iphone, love the pictures that you took! :) The rain one, and shadow one especially!

Melissa Blake said...

Those dogs!! xoxo

Absolutely Not Martha said...

they're amazing nonetheless! take it easy on your back please!! xo

Keith said...

These are all wonderful photos. I really liked them. Thanks for entering my first giveaway. Good luck. Cheers!

...love Maegan said...

so so so amazing. love.

Chessa! said...

thank you thank you! everyone:)

Elizabeth Marie said...

What in the world?! LOVE THESE!!!! You're so badass.

Midtown Girl said...

These are IPHONE PICS??

Seriously???

It's your genius, not just the phone bc these shots are awesome!

XOXO

Tiffany said...

It doesn't matter what kind of camera you use, talent is talent and you have so much of it. I admire you so much.

And Lulu and Guapo made me squeel! they are sooo cute.

The Lil Bee said...

I really can't believe you took these on your iPhone. I need to return my iPhone. Mine must be broken. My photos do not come out looking like this. PS: Could Paloma be any more of a munchkin?!

MizzJ said...

Wow you are so talented! These images are stunning. My favourites are the ones of the goldfish, the sand swirls, and the concert crowd.

Elizabeth said...

First, I love the name Guapo for a bulldog. Second, is that Paloma? She is SO BIG!