Image of the Week #9 – Clint Cline
Happy Sunday everyone! Clint Cline’s image “Walking with Lomora | Speckled” caught my eye immediately. There’s a quality of light, composition and colour that just hit me. It is also different from what I’ve seen from Clint. If you look through his Flickr photo stream you’ll see lots of artistic composite work with textures and graphics. I found out from Clint that he likes to take a break from his normal style of heavily apped images and focus on “photography using light and form instead of effects.” Clint has many Flickr sets based on different topics and concepts. This is a good way to view his many works.
The below text was sent to me from Clint for this blog post.
What an honor to be featured at Going Mobile!
I’m a Florida-based writer/designer/shooter. I began photography as a photojournalist where I saw the world principally through the grains of TriX400. From there I moved on to experiment with odd and rare film types. I made the digital leap reluctantly 10 years ago, making quite a show of kicking and screaming at the time. In fact, just last month I gave in and donated a freezer full of film (you know, the long dark stuff with sprockets…) to a school with a real photo lab! And while I still own several DSLRs, they’ve since taken a backseat to my iPhone.
What an amazing time to be alive! Digital has spawned a tremendous democratization of visual expression and – despite the claptrap that inevitably arises – we are all better for it. In the Proverbs it says ‘as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another’ …. likewise the explosive evolution in digital photography (and now iPhonography) is challenging and pushing and elevating a larger discussion on the power and use of visual communication. Now with the advent of spatial cameras that allow the viewer to actually control what they see in an image – shifting intent from the photographer to the viewer – we’re about to see another seismic shift in visual expression. I only hope it comes with the sense of community that has arisen with iPhonography. I am sharpened everyday to see the abundance of talent, some directed, some still making its way, that finds expression through the iPhone.
If I had to sum up a philosophy of the way I shoot, I’d turn to C.S. Lewis (Narnia) and echo his comment that, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
Clint’s works have been exhibited in Venarey le Laumes, France at the Exposition d’iPhonographie, at Pennsylvania’s Photo Media Center’s inaugural iPhoneArt show, on P1xels, iPhoneArt.com, LifeInLoFi, and by several app developers such as ProCamera and Scratchcam.
I hope you enjoy Clint’s work and spend some time browsing his images. Thank you Clint for being so helpful.
Thanks for reading, Patrick