Having a camera with the best features is a big plus in getting the perfect shot, but it’s not exclusive. Of course, the eye and the experience of the photographer add a lot to the end result. And once again an artist reaffirms this fact, having constructed an impressive gallery after seven years of filming with an iPhone 5s.
Multidisciplinary artist Jenny Lam has spent the past seven years photographing with an iPhone 5s she acquired in 2014. Most of her captures are from her daily life and travels as the daughter of Chinese-American immigrants. . His work has earned him several distinctions
Seven-year-old behind the iPhone 5s lens
In an interview with Penta Pixel, Lam confessed that ended up choosing an iPhone as the primary camera due to the convenience. What initially worked as a riflescope and camera also gave you access to the tools you needed without having to carry an extra camera on your travels.
Lam belongs to the group of photographers who believe that the best camera is the one at hand. Part of his collection of photos of the ancient Silk Road in western China and trips to Hong Kong was part of an exhibit at the Chicago Public Library, for the annual celebration of Asian Heritage Month -american in 2018 and 2019. His work has been published in Guardian Travel, Untapped Cities and Atlas Obscura.
“It’s about using what you already have; Not everyone can afford professional photo equipment… I want to show that you don’t need professional photo equipment to take great photos.
After seven years, Lam said goodbye to his adventure partner in April 2021, when the iOS 14.5 update crashed when opening Instagram, where you also share your work.