Chris Prakoso

Chris Prakoso

London United Kingdom

Biography

"The best camera is the one that's with you" ~ Chase Jarvis

I was 12 when I took my first photo with an old manual SLR that my Dad lent me. I remember it was on one Mother's Day parade of our local Kindergarten where my mother was the Headmistress. I wasn't half bad as it turned out, I even made money from the sale of those photos. And that's the start of my journey with the world of Photography. A journey that continued until a few years back when Analog made its slow but sure transition to Digital. That's when I somehow lost interest in taking photos, at least not with my SLR (I had a Canon EOS 5 by then).

Then recently I rediscovered my passion with Photography though in different form this time, I fell in love with iPhoneography! With all its limitation, compare to a full-fledged DSLR, an iPhone can take surprisingly very good photo. That and its obvious ubiquitousness, is really making it 'the best camera that's always with me'. I love the fact I am able to catch the moment around me when ever I want - where ever I want. The limitation of the iPhone itself has actually taught me to be a better photographer, to concentrate on the light, the composition, and basically the actual part of 'making a picture' rather than worry about the gear. More over, I really love that I can instantly 'share' these pictures to the world. After all what's the use of taking photos if we are not showing them to people, right? There is a feeling of fulfilment there somewhere. At this moment the iPhoneography movement is still in its infancy, but it has been generating a great interest and avid followers among ordinary Photographers and as a matter of fact among ordinary people. You should find that most of my photos here were taken and edited with an iPhone. You can follow my mobile photography works at http://instagram.com/mahadewa

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