06/24/09 177 W, 1 I - + 10 - 9 Dial P For Photo

The New York Times photojournalism blog Lens profiles Shawn Rocco, who works for the News & Observer. That's his day job. He's also a photo artist whose medium is the Motorola cellphone. He started taking cellphone photos two years ago, the post notes, though none have been published in the paper. He owns a number of Motorola phones, and shares his stunning results on his blog Cellular Obscura. That tag line? "Exploring the world with the Kodak brownie of the digital age. Or in other words... yes, these are from a mobile phone." One example, also featured in the Times post, is this this shot of the Garland Building, which was being razed for the new Wake County Justice Center. Raise your hand, if you also saw this shot, but just kept walking or driving by. (Though the street-level perspective would be different, duh.) At an absolute minimum, Rocco's blog and his work reminds every shutterbug of that old adage "your camera doesn't matter."

Shawn Rocco photo

And what exactly is a photojournalist? This Wikipedia definition of photojournalism seems straightforward enough: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photojourna..

Form of journalism that creates images to tell a news story. Differs from other types of photography by qualities of timeliness, objectivity, and narrative.
Legeros - 06/24/09 - 07:00

Is the Justice Center still on schedule or has that also been a victim of the budget cuts?
Joey - 06/24/09 - 07:30

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