ABOUT ME

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BEHIND THE LENS

It's true. I shoot with a cell phone because I can.

Growing up in the '60s, photographs were both a treasure and a luxury. My father took wonderful photos of the family. Every photograph was taken with patience and care. There was no senseless clicking away like we do now, because we had to pay for developing and printing. There was no instant gratification either - it took weeks before the big reveal of our 12, 24, or 36 picture packs from the photo store.

 

My dad took photographs with a box camera in hand and a cigarette dangling from the side of his mouth. I wanted to do the same when I grew up. Cigarette and all.

Several cigarettes and cameras later, I discovered the power and discreetness of my cell phone. I am not as fond of the extreme camera gear as I am of the simplicity a cell phone offers. All I want is to share what I see. 

Madeleine Bazerghi