The Details: The Art4Vision Foundation Gallery is hosting an exhibition of breakthrough iPhone art and photography by international iPhoneography star Andy Royston. This exhibition of iPhone art, entitled ‘First Wave’ will be Andy’s first home town show.
Many of the images shown were first seen as part of the popular FtLauderdaleSun real-time live photography project, which is dedicated to sharing freshly taken images of the Fort Lauderdale dawn sky with followers and fans all over the world.
Andy Royston is well known as one of the pioneers of ‘mobile photography’, and is one of the most prolific users of social media to promote and share this popular new art form.
Andy Royston on FtLauderdaleSun: “The FtLauderdaleSun iPhone art project started out as a quiet walk along Fort Lauderdale beach. Now I can’t stop talking photos of the dawns here. I love the natural and ecological aspect of our shoreline. It’s amazing what the beach is like before the people arrive.
“All my images are created with an iPhone4. I like the iPhone because it is light (I don’t like to carry much when working, especially when its hot and humid), robust (I’ve destroyed four name brand digital cameras over the three years of the FtLauderdaleSun project) and can I can edit the image right there on the beach and upload.
“It is now an important part of my day to see just what a new dawn has in store. I love artists like Constable and Turner who could see the beauty in a cloudscape, so a walk along the beach feels like experiencing a great work of art every day.
“It is so beautifully quiet early on. The cloudscapes seem vast and full of life. That’s why I like cloudy days because this is when unexpected light effects can happen. That’s when the dawn can take your breath away.
“The leitmotif throughout my photography and art is the dramatic interplay between ocean and sky. The dawn, over cooler and clearer air, throws dramatic shapes and shadows. I’m aiming to create art that captures the essence of a tropical ocean dawn.”