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dillonk
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Mobile Phone Photography with Dima Gavrysh
If anyone tells you that a real photographer can't use a mobile phone camera to take pictures, tell them they are wrong. Any device that captures an image can be used in photography, and any of these devices can create (subjectively) beautiful imagery. Dima Gavrysh is a photographer who has mastered the use of his mobile phone camera in his work. Dima has been embedded with the US Army in Afghanistan documenting and creating projects such as Soldiers of Zerok and Inshallah (pictured). He approaches the subject matter of war with an outstanding ability to capture the tension and charge of the experience with an artist's eye. Dima has produced many compelling series involving this subject in collaboration with charitable organizations such as Doctors Without Borders. Dima's project Inshallah explores the romanticization of war that intertwines with his personal experiences growing up in Ukraine. Here is was Dima says about the project: "Inshallah (God willing in Arabic) is a project that explores the Soviet and American occupations of Afghanistan, and draws on my childhood fantasies that romanticize the military and intertwine with my past and present personal conflicts I create a dark fairytale filled with my fears and dreams, based on my fascination with the army’s strength and order, set on the front lines of what has become America’s longest running war in history. Mesmerized by the complexity of the Afghan chaos, I strive to better comprehend my personal relationship to these wars: two empires, two mentalities, same battlefield, twelve years apart.."
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Wow, I would have never considered that this could be taken on a mobile phone. What an interesting life story and passion he has!
amazing.. all these pictures are so beautiful and has deep meanings.. such an inspiration..