Photo Diary

Keeping a daily photo diary is very easy with iPhoneography: think of the process of taking pictures with an iPhone as making visual notes to yourself.

In response to the quote “No art exists that isn’t autobiographical” (from Quaderni Azzurri, or Blue Notebooks, by Aldo Rossi, an Italian architect and poet of the visible), I encourage you to create your own visual notebooks. Go on day and evening photo safaris to photograph people, places, and things with any type of digital camera, including iPhones, with an eye on spontaneity. What kinds of photographs, art, or statements do we make when we surrender to chance? Reviewing your visual notebooks made in the moment may surprise you.

Suggested Reading

Not Quite What I Was Planning edited by Smith Magazine

Negative Space by Norma Bar

 iphoneography daily diary @MOMA / photo: (c) 2012 roberta fineberg