Dorian Hill is an iPhoneographer artist born into a family of visual artists in Hollywood, CA. She has always had a love and fascination of the fine details found in nature and having lived around the world as a professional model she has been able to capture that diverse wonder through photography. Shooting exclusively with her iPhone for the past 2 years, she has been pushing the limits of the medium with large format prints of flowers and landscapes and is currently expanding her “off the wall” collection of Functional Art accessories with her images. Her work can be found in shops across North Carolina and on the web at www.dorianhill.com
About my art...
I have been taking photographs since I was a child, but have always felt limited and constrained by having to lug a camera and lenses with me - the iPhone changed all of that. The device wasn’t revolutionary for the quality of the camera, in fact, it is quite limited. But having a camera with me all of the time renewed my life-long love for photography, opening me up to more of the beauty around me and allowing me to capture it immediately.
In addition to the convenience, the simplicity and purity of taking pictures with my iPhone is one of the most appealing aspects. Without a bag of lenses and filters, speed and aperture settings, I am left with capturing an image just as I see it in that moment. In cutting down the ‘distance’ between my eye and the object it becomes a much more immediate and intimate experience.
The other aspect of the immediacy is the ability to instantly share what I’ve shot with the world, via photo share sites and social networking. Letting others see through my eyes on a daily basis, and getting and receiving feedback on my photos and those of others around the world is both invigorating and inspiring, and has helped me to grow as an artist immensely.
Dorian Hill joined Pixels.com on March 20th, 2012.