9.00AM - 5.00PM
Venue: Pathfoot building, University of Stirling
The photographs on display in this exhibition in the Art Collection, Pathfoot Building were taken with ordinary iPhone 4s with no special attachments or lenses. They were taken by two of the University of Stirling’s academic teaching staff from Culture Media and Communication - Eddy Borges-Rey and Adrian Hadland - over a period of a few months between late 2013 and early 2014.
There are now more than four billion mobile phones in circulation around the world, most with the capacity to capture still digital or video images. Mass creativity is now mainstream and as accessible as your pocket or handbag. Along with photograph, hand-held technology is the subject of both research and teaching in the university’s journalism department. Increasingly, mobile phones are being used as a journalistic tool with videos, still images and audio commonly used as additional content on websites as well as on national and international broadcast platforms.
While the principles of photography hold true for images taken with mobile phones, there are a number of discreet differences and challenges. With no zoom or depth of field, proximity is a critical element, for instance. This makes framing a physical rather than a technical dimension.