The question that arises more and more spontaneously within the circuit of contemporary photography is whether to make convincing images you need to use a camera.
The answer seems almost obvious looking at Eric Van Nynatten‘s images and, even more interesting, it could be that of those who in the future will think of an iPhone 8 Plus as an obsolete device.
In his series New York Observations, we find a cinematic NY that sometimes makes us think of the famous cult Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone. All the images were taken exclusively with an iPhone 8 Plus; then they were post-produced.
Knowing and knowing how to use both film and digital cameras is important to get to know what you are doing, but even more important is the design, the storytelling, the look. Eric offers us a nostalgic look, capturing moments, places and atmospheres of his New York, telling us a street story that must be kept in memory, both ours and the digital one.
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