Photographing cell phones

It’s frustrating being a contemporary photographer, especially one that likes portraiture.  Over the past few years, most candid portraits that I’ve attempted to take have had a cell phone in them.  I’ve walked away from many shots, because I didn’t have the patience to wait for people to get off their phones.  I think it’s time to just start snapping the photos…phone and all.  Trying to avoid cell phones is like trying to create a scene from the past.  Maybe we will reflect back on cell phone photos, as handhelds will likely be obsolete in the future, and be amused.  I guess all photographers have had to learn to accept technology and integrate it into their work–the cell phone is just a hard one to swallow.

-jen


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