Phone photography making an impact in new book by Associate Lecturer
04 December 2023
View Point by Jo Bradford
Associate Lecturer on BA Marine & Natural History Photography Jo Bradford has had a new book published through Ilex/Hachette, focusing on the real impact modern smartphone photography can make.
View/Point (or View/Point: Human stories through the smartphone lens) is Jo’s 4th book, and a celebration of photography using smartphones – one of the most popular mediums for budding photographers.
The book focuses on human stories through photography; often shot in a documentary, action-orientated style.
Excerpt: “International in scope and full of beautiful and impactful imagery, View/Point is a book of human experience stories as told through the medium of photography.
“Featuring over 50 contributors from every corner of the globe, interviewed by the author about their lives and their photographic art, this book offers a definitive take on both the power of the still image to tell a story and the joy of personal expression that phone photography offers.”
While View/Point focuses on smartphone photography, Jo’s photographic practice usually centres on experimental, camera-less photographic mediums such as luminograms, photograms and Cliché Verre prints. You can see more of Jo’s work on her website.
Jo tells us; “My smartphone camera is just one of the tools I use to make photographs.
“My work in the colour darkroom is more process-based, and my medium format digital cameras satisfy my need to have large, detailed photographs.
But when there is a fleeting moment to be captured, I will always reach for my phone to make sure I get the shot.