Following on from last years successful ’24 Mobile Photographers Til Christmas’ series and to celebrate the forthcoming festive season and another year in the timeline of Mobiography I have decided to repeat the series and showcase the work, thoughts and insights of 24 talented mobile photographers. Each featured photographer has inspired and supported me in one way or another during the course of the past 2 years and I will be asking them to offer an insight into their photography, to reflect on their year gone by or plans for the coming year ahead.
Each day until Christmas Eve we will be featuring one photographer in a sort of online advent calendar so to speak.
Today’s featured photographer is Armineh Hovanesian
My incredible encounter or story which has been part of my photographic journey this year is…
2014 has been an incredible year in the Mobile Photography realm and I have had quite a splendid journey. The one event/encounter that stands out is the Kansas City NEM exhibition which took place on September 5, 2014. I was fortunate enough to have had one of my pieces chosen for the exhibition. Being there in person required travel and lodging and at the time I was not able to manifest that desire. Thanks to the generosity and giving spirit of two friends, I was able to fly to Kansas City and be present for the exhibition.
Just like many of my mobile photographer friends, I have befriended many people and have established beautiful relationships on-line. To have the chance and opportunity to meet is priceless. So far, whomever I have met in person has been the kindest, most generous and genuine beings I could ever imagine. Being present at this exhibition gave me the good fortune to meet some of the great artists I have come to know; Brett Chenoweth, Gina Costa, Meri Walker and Jane Streimer Schultz. When you gather mobile photographers in a room the conversations and the sharing of techniques are to follow. No egos. No pretenses. We all learned so much from each other and now have a special bond which will only get stronger as time goes by.
Another good fortune that I have is to be able to photograph dancers. I have the privilege of knowing a few choreographers who have given me their permission to take photos at their performances and events. I would like to share a few of the photos from various performances I had the pleasure of seeing and photographing in 2014.
Lastly, Oggl has become my first go to app for photographing. I have all the film and lens combos and I love the ability of editing the photos using the countless options available.