SMARTPHONEGRAPHY

SMARTPHONEGRAPHY

Kevin Cools loves old photographs. ‘A photograph used to be something special. People devoted so much attention to taking them because they were often intended for special occasions. Now that our mobile phones all have cameras added, we can take pictures anytime, anywhere. Quantity is what counts now, rather than quality.’ A pity that many of these images are never shared, says Cools, who has collected thousands, categorised them, and turned them into a series of themed magazines. The food issue, for instance, is filled with snapshots of food, the double issue presents pictures taken within a limited amount of time, and the protest issue explains how riots and demonstrations contribute to world news. ‘SMARTPHONEGRAPHY adds new meaning to ostensibly worthless photographs.’

Kevin Cools

2012