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On February 18, 2011, From 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, master photographer Sion Fullana will give a talk and demo about photographing NYC with an iPhone at the Apple Store Soho (103 Prince Street). Capturing the Big Apple through the lens of an iPhone, Sion Fullana is a trailblazer in this new medium.
Born in Spain, he now finds "The City" an endless source of inspiration for his urban and street photography.
A professional photographer, journalist and filmmaker living in New York City, he was born in Majorca, and moved to Barcelona to graduate in Journalism at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He then traveled to San Antonio de los Baños, in Cuba, where he lived for two years and obtained a diploma on film directing from the prestigious EICTV (International Film and TV School).
After a brief return to his homeland for a year working as a TV reporter in Palma de Majorca he moved to Manhattan in 2006, where he has continued his journalistic and photographic collaboration with several international media outlets, and local ones like Time Out New York.
New York City has provided an endless source of inspiration for Fullana’s urban and street photography, as he captures the raw reality of the city and its people. He is one of the most recognized members of the artistic movement known as iPhoneography, and has become in a very short period of time a celebrated pioneer in mobile photography, using his iPhones 3G, 3Gs and the new iPhone 4.
Fullana’s work has been featured in photography blogs and magazines, such as American Photo Magazine, Phaidon.com, Time Out NY, Wink-Magazine, Photocritic.org, Out There, Homeland Magazine, Mashable.com or Gup Magazine, and one of his iPhone images even made it to the cover of a book published in the UK. He has participated as a guest speaker in events like the photography convention / trade show PMA 2010 in Anaheim (California), or the NY App Meet Up (a monthly networking meeting of app developers and entrepreneurs) in June 2010, where Fullana presented his iPhone work and shared tips and techniques to improve the photographs taken with the iPhone. Fullana has been the lead judge on the first edition of the EYE’EM International Mobile Photo Award, a competition to showcase the best photography work out there shot with cellphone cameras, and has showcased his own work in three different exhibits recently: he was one of four international iPhoneographers participating at EYEPHONEOGRAPHY, in Madrid (Spain, September 2010) and is one of six artists currently featured at the iPHONEOGRAPHY show at the prestigious art center LA PANERA in Lleida (Catalonia, Spain, until mid November 2011).
Besides, his work has just been part of the segment “Local Heroes” at the second EYE’EM mobile photo exhibit held in New York City’s Open House Gallery last September. In addition, Sion curated the “Local Heroes” section. In 2010, Sion was the official photographer of the “24 Hour Plays” on Broadway, a yearly theater charity event that in this last edition gathered big names as Jennifer Aniston, Elijah Wood, Gloria Stefan, Kyra Sedwig, Sam Rockwell, Julia Stiles, America Ferrera, etc.
Photo Editor of Time Out New York Roberto De Luna said of the Spaniard, “While other urban men are using their iPhones to get laid via GPS (or just to show off some halfway decent pecs), Sion Fullana has put his handset to more artful use. With his snapshots of stolen moments around the city, the Manhattan-based photographer (and TONY regular) has emerged as the master of a young format. Decide for yourself if iPhones are even cameras, or if this kind of work fits your idea of what a photograph is. If nothing else, Fullana's making New York at least look cool again.”
Fullana’s filmwork has been shown in film festivals worldwide, in cities such as Amsterdam, Auckland, Barcelona, Havana, Melbourne, New York City, Rio de Janeiro and Rome. He’s currently in the investigative process of a documentary film, and brainstorming for a fiction short film to be shot using only his upcoming iPhone 4.
Come see and hear this special presentation as he discusses his process and recent work.
For more info on the photographer go to: http://www.sionfullana.com/
Sion FullanaFebruary 18, 7:00 pm - 8 pmApple Store Soho103 Prince StreetNew York City, NY 10012212-226-3126http://www.apple.com/retail/soho/
Store hours:Mon - Wed, Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.Thu, Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.Sun:9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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