This book is the culmination of a multi-year project to explore landscape “phonography”. With the rise and evolution of smartphones, the project has been an attempt to capture & convey landscapes with a "camera" built into mobile phones which folks carry daily, usually for other purposes than photography.
With a nod to influences such as Burtnysky, Baraka, Strand, Adams, & Sakahara the photos attempt to capture the interplay and effect of time and nature on the built environment, and vice versa. In a way these pictures are a meditation of sorts, perhaps on the balance between the mystery of the eons of nature and the briefness of human activity and ideas.
The book also provides the viewer a visit to historical and less traveled locations in the Mid-Atlantic. Photo locations include Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and other states.
The book provides a glimpse into the progression of mobile technology with cameras including Motorola Atrix (2010 – 2012), Samsung Galaxy (2012 -3), Galaxy Note 2 (2013 - 4) and Galaxy Note 4 (2015), along with the evolution of app technology from Pixlr to Snapseed to VSCO.
Photographs have appeared in publications by Capture Outdoor Maryland, Sustainable Maryland Magazine, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, The Environmental Finance Center, National Urban and Community Forestry Council, and the Robert H. Smith School Gallery.