I have been an admirer of Christy's work for quite some time. This image particularly captivated me – I'm honored to include it in The Whole Story series. If you’d like to submit a photo and have a chance to be featured, you can find the details here.
The Whole Story
I've committed to taking 52 self portraits this year--all shot and edited with my iPhone. This image is one from that series, and it's entitled "journey." There is not much of a story behind the photo in terms of concept. Like many of my works, it just kind of came together in the moment and evolved through the editing process (all done in Snapseed). I purchased the vintage suitcase in a tiny antique store in upstate New York when my husband and I went on a little day trip this past March. It has the initials "M.W." engraved on the top and I like to think the suitcase itself has its own stories to tell...the places it has traveled, the things it has seen...
I paired this image with a quote from Anaïs Nin: "We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls."
Christy, also known as Urban Muser, lives in New York City where she can be found wandering the streets with her dog Willow's leash in one hand, her iPhone 4S in the other. She is mesmerized by bridges, an avid sports fan, a lover of all things vintage, and a pizza aficionado. Her mobile self-portraits have been featured online at We Are Juxt, Life in Lofi, The App Whisperer, iPhoneography.com, iPhoneogenic, iPhoneographyCentral, and as the IPA artist of the month in February 2013. Her work has been exhibited in London at Unit 24 Gallery and at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York City (as an honorable mention for the 2013 Mobile Photo Awards self-portrait category). She is also a contributor at the photography blogs Mortal Muses (mortalmuses.com) and Me & You 52 (meandyou52.com).
Thank you Geri for featuring my work here today!
Find Christy: Instagram / iPhoneArt / EyeEm / Flickr / Tumblr / Twitter / Mortal Muses / Me & You:52