I think the times of denying the impact of cell-phone images have passed long ago. Chase Jarvis have already published a book with images taken with his iPhone almost 2 years ago. "The Best Camera Is The One You Have With You" might very well be the first of its kind.
Well, about the rapid quality improvements in phone-cameras I'm not going to go into as it's obvious. Camera apps are also improving the user experience with Instagr.am leading the pack, with its vintage effects in square formats, initially only available for iPhones and iPads, but now extended to the enormous Android platform. I also enjoy using My Little Camera for Anroid.
I've found my phone camera to be a useful location recce tool, BTS camera on shoots for blogging etc, insurance documentation at a recent car accident I had, capturing times with my family and scanning documents using the CamScanner app. In fact, I supplied all the supporting documentation for my recent vehicle finance application from my phone. And for the record, I'm writing this post from my phone on the Blogger app.
What is my point? Just this: shooting phone images are relevant, creative and fun. And it's important. Visually it might become the most important record of life we have yet developed.
Herewith some images I've taken with my Samsung Galaxy NT-7000 Note 8mp camera. And it's sooo much fun.