I did it!
I love taking iPhone photos. I have had several shows in the past year and I have sold a great number of photos to a wonderful group of collectors.
But, I have never entered a mobile photography contest.
It’s like my writing.
I have written scores of poems, have read them in public, have been published online and in anthologies and have even had a publication find me and ask me to buy some of my poems…I said yes and sold 2 poems to said publication for $1,000.
But that didn’t galvanize me.
I don’t know why.
Ok, yes, I do.
A crippling self-doubt comes over me when I sit down to even think about entering a contest or submitting for publication.
My entire being shouts into my ear— YOU are no good, who are YOU? What are YOU thinking? That photo/poem etc just doesn’t cut it.
The joy of taking that photo or writing that poem is completely chucked.
Are you like this?
OMG, it is so dismal.
Well, today is different.
Thanks to Paul Toussaint’s gentle reminder, I sent a portfolio link off to an actual iphoneography contest.
I wrapped my head around creating a special account on IG just for this purpose.
And not just any contest.
The Mobile Masters Contest.
Wish me luck!
Here is the link to my online portfolio:
Here’s a link to my normal IG account (if you consider being inundated by iphoneography normal):
ONLY DAYS LEFT TO ENTER CONTEST Mar 2nd
WINNERS REVEALED AT SANFRAN MACWORLD EVENT Mar 26th
CLICK LINK TO ENTER> https://gum.co/PROOF/special
The objective of this is to showcase the world’s top 48 artists who are breaking new ground in mobile image discovery and invention.
The mobile platform has leveled the playing field allowing amazing work to emerge from the most unexpected places. Thus ALL levels are welcome, from novice to pro, to submit work for inclusion.
The resulting eBook and Show hopes to prove that Mobile Photography has become a distinctive new movement in the history of the art form.
Over 3000 dollars in prizes and many exposure opportunities for the winning artist.
Easy to Enter. No images to upload or long forms to fill out. We are not judging just one or 2 of your images, instead submit your complete ePortfolio Link like a Flickr Set or Instagram feed.
Your work will be seen by 6 very notable judges. 3 from the traditional fine art photography side and 3 well know Mobile artist. The winners will be announced on March 26 at the Macworld/iWorld Expo Mobile Masters Workshop.
Enrollment for this Event is now open, see Mobile Masters website. http://bit.ly/mmproof
Deadline is March 2nd, 2014