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My first “365 Project” comes to an end . . . sort of . . .

On April 28th, 2009 I was standing in an In-n-Out Burger waiting for my order to be ready.  I had owned my iPhone for about 4 or 5 months, and was really starting to become fascinated with the photography apps.  As I stood there I took a picture of my feet. That picture is below.

My first iPhone 365 project photo

My first iPhone 365 project photo

After I got back to the office I decided that it would be fun to post a picture a day.  Coincidently, I had just started my adventures into Twitter as well.  I posted my picture and the journey started.  At the time of that photo I had no idea that there were others out there doing the same thing.  I just didn’t think about it.  I quickly found out about Chase Jarvis and his adventures.  He did more for “iPhoneography” then anybody had.  He made the statement that “the best camera is the one that is with you,” or something close to that.  His legions of followers all started posting iPhone photo’s mostly using twitpic and other services.

I’ve made some very good “twitter” and “iPhoneography” friends along the way.  I’ve been inspired by many, and absolutely amazed at the work that people do with their iphone.  I want to list my learnings, but I’m going to do that in a later post.  In the mean time, I want to list just a few of the people who have helped me along the way.  I absolutely KNOW I’m going to leave people of this list.  I’m writting quickly to get this out, and my memory is horrible anyway. PLEASE, PLEASE forgive me if you are one of them.  I will make it up to you, I promise.  There are many, many great photographers I met along the way. Right now, I’m only listing those who I met very early on, and I feel like I’ve been working with for a year.

So, a short, partial list, of people who’ve helped or inspired me with this project – these are those who I’ve known the longest, my “earliest” iPhone0graphy friends:

  • Valerie Ardini – my first real Twitter “friend”.  She lives in the Netherlands so our communication does not happen often anymore, I’m sleeping while she is up and vice versa.  She does fantastic work.
  • Alicia McDonald (and her husband Bryan who is also a fantastic iPhoneographer) – she set up the flickr group that I discovered first.  A very supportive group, and I stuck with them to the end.
  • Phillip Resuggan – another of my early Twitter and iPhoneography friends.  Great family, he and his wife are both great photographers, and I feel like I know his kids from the last year of portraits.
  • Dixon Hamby – I discovered him from his great tweets and retweets.  I quickly found out that he is also a great photographer, iPhoneographer, helpful person overall, and I recently found out his is a revolutionary as well.  🙂
  • France Freeman – she takes some just amazing beautiful photographs.  Always inspiring.
  • John Thurm – I learn so many techniques from him that I don’t think I could list them if I tried.
  • Dominique Jost – I once called him the “Henri Cartier-Bresson of the iPhone” and I meant it.  He is quite simply the most consistent iPhoneographer I know.  He is the best iPhone street photographer out there.  Check his work out.
  • Eric Fairchild – Amazing photographer, and one of the first iPhoneographers I found.  He is also the first that I every saw use the word “iPhoneography”.  When I saw it, I did a google search and found no one using it at the time.  Do a google search now and see what you come up with.
  • Michael Seneschal – Another early twitter friend.  Great photos, great helpful person.  Very funny guy, and more importantly a Red Sox Fan!
  • James Ephraums (JayJayKlees) – He just finished his own iPhone 365 – fantastic work – check it out.
  • Fiona (turquoiz) – fantastic photos.  Another of the first iPhoneographers I discovered and was inspired by.
  • Scot Scott – great work, great photos, great person.  I look forward to some future projects with him.
  • Nigel Kay – great person, great iPhoneographer, and always there with a nice word.

There are SOOO many more people that I consider friends and I owe a huge thank you to.  The people above are the first iPhoneographers I met, and that I’ve known the longest.  If you look at my list of iPhoneographers on twitter you will see many of them.  I consider each of them friends, which is weird since I haven’t met any of them in person.  Follow them all!

So, let’s get to it.  Picture 365:

The last of the iPhone 365 project

The last of the iPhone 365 Project

Later this weekend I will post my favorite iPhone photos as well as those of the people I follow.  Stay tuned.

  • 18 Feb ’12 - 5:51 pm

    2010.5.3 (Almost) » Jon Yager Photography - […] daily iPhone photos. I missed a few days here and there, but made up for them. Read more about it here on my blog. Share […]ReplyCancel

  • 10 May ’10 - 9:24 pm

    Jon - I’m with you Valerie. It is weird, I’m so glad I met everyone but now it is SOOO hard to keep up. I read once in the past that you should treat twitter like a stream and just wade in and watch the current go by. You can’t attempt to keep up with everything, but I feel like I have friends now that I’m not keeping up with. I’m really torn.ReplyCancel

  • 10 May ’10 - 1:59 pm

    Valerie - Oh! Thank you so much for mentioning me! I feel the same- it’s so weird, never met any of the iPhoneographers, but it’s a nice tight little community and they feel like friends to me too- most of the people on your list are on my list as well. And it’s too bad we hardly ever ‘talk’ anymore indeed. I’ve been crazy busy and yeah, the time zones really don’t help 😀
    I’m glad to have found you too. It’s been a good journey together. Though I have to admit I made the last part on my own.. because I just had no idea how to keep up anymore. I ‘met’ too many nice people! Now that the year is over, it’s time to catch up 🙂ReplyCancel

  • 3 May ’10 - 9:21 pm

    Tweets that mention My first “365 Project” comes to an end . . . sort of . . . » Jon Yager Photography -- Topsy.com - […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jon Yager, Oggsie. Oggsie said: RT @jonyag: A few thank you's to my earliest #iPhoneography friends. There are so many to thank, this is just part 1. http://bit.ly/9Xcy7w […]ReplyCancel

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