Dilshad Corleone London, England
“I came from the outside, the rules of photography didn’t interest me… there were things you could do with a camera that you couldn’t do with any other medium… grain, contrast, blur, cock- eyed framing, eliminating or exaggerating grey tones and so on. I thought it would be good to show what’s possible, to say that this is as valid of a way of using the camera as conventional approaches.” – William Klein
I am Dilshad and I am an IPhoneographer.
If I see something that makes me feel as if I were in the middle of an emotional-earthquake, I just take my IPhone out… and that happens a lot recently.
I am fond of having my black and white street images look as if they were stuffed in an old shoebox for the last 30 years. Or that you looked down on the street and found an image that 100 people just stepped-on. I very much try to bring an analog feel to my digital images. I love the grunge, the dirt, and the grit! I love the unspoken London, the untold London, with heavily blurred background. Men with big, long beards and hats, characteristic and peculiar faces. I see, I shoot and I go! It is difficult to analyse the why behind my subjects, or to describe what are my favourite subjects. It is very much like when you fall in love and you feel the butterflies, yes, that is exactly how I feel when I see something that I want to shoot. Iphoneography and Street-photography has given me the power to tell my stories, what I see and what touches me!
With the IPhone, you can immediately tell a story! You see something, you shoot and you upload it! And the world knows about it, immediacy is the word and it’s all about the community! I would never be able to do what I do if I were to go out with a huge camera! The IPhone allows me to go in stealth (not always…), to capture real candid movements, expressions, gestures and so much more! I can tell my stories, the stories of my subjects with my images. I remember once standing at a bus-stop, I saw a girl shouting and then fiercely slapping her “friend”, I was there… she did not notice anything… Priceless!