iPhoneographer of the Day – Paola Grilli

What is with the Italian iphoneographer! They are an emerging group of iPhoneographers and in a class of their own. 
Paola is small town girl with big city ambitions. It definitely shows in her work. Paola’s use of warm and cool tones adds a sense of drama and life to her photos.  She has rapidly become one of iPhoneogenic’s favorite iPhoneographers.

Let’s jump into it…

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Q: Tell me about yourself? Where are you from?

A: My name is Paola Grilli. I am 38 years old. I’m a freelance Italian architect. I live in Piacenza, Italy, a small town about halfway between Milan and Bologna.
 

Q: What does photography/iPhoneography mean to you?

A: I love both of them! My relationship with photography began for reasons related to the study, then for work, about ten years ago. Photography has become a passion of mine: I love to look at reality through lens. I’m never satisfied with the first look, I always try to finds ways to feel and create wonder.

When I bought my iPhone (November 2009), I discovered the new world of iPhoneography.  I was immediately captivated by this new way of taking pictures. It is incredibly fast and easy to produce endless artistic possibilities. Really, I think that using the iPhone is a good way of training the eye for each photographer. It helps when looking for interesting details or concentrating on composition. I appreciate iPhoneography so much that my friend Laura (icyThings on Flickr), and I started our own  iPhoneography blog, www.fotogriPhone.it, back in January. 

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Q: What are your favorite subjects to photograph?

A: I like architectural subjects and urban themes. But anywhere you can find something interesting and catch a nice shot.

Q: What has been the single biggest challenge of using the iPhone as a camera?

A: Just trying to take a great shot with a “poor” fixed focal length lens 3MP camera.

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Q: What has been the most surprising or most predictable reaction from people to your iphotographs?

A: Hearing and seeing people be so amazed, “No, this can’t be taken with a mobile phone!”

Q: What’s in your iPhone camera bag (apps)? Which one do you currently use the most often?

A: I have over 100 photo apps on my iPhone. My favorites are: Polaroid-like apps (ShakeItPhoto, Polarize, ClassicInsta), Cross Process, Hipstamatic, PictureShow, TiltShiftGen, Film Lab, and Blurred Photo, but there are so many great apps out there.

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For more on Paola check out these links:

Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paolagrilli

Flicker Groups: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fotogriphone/ and http://www.flickr.com/groups/1455337@N21/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/fotogriPhone

Other: http://www.fotogriphone.it

I want to thank Paola for participating in this feature here on iPhoneogenic.tumblr.com and the iPhoneogenic Facebook Page. I am honored to have you on my blog.

Merci!

All images shown here are copyrighted property of Paola Grilli, please contact Paola for copyright privileges.

© 2010 iPhoneogenic

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