This blog is part of a project borne during my travels as a professional photojournalist. For years, I have worked with bulky digital cameras, always mindful of the technical maneuvers from setting the shutter speed and aperture to editing and toning on a computer screen. In the last few years I have discovered that my iPhone has allowed me to capture scenes without feeling that I am once again on the job. To “point and shoot” has been a liberating experience. It has allowed me to rediscover the excitement of seeing imperfections and happy accidents rendered through the lens of my handheld device. I am able to create imagery, edit, and transmit all the images straight to this blog, creating a modern and efficient workflow for the most inefficient of pursuits - self expression. - Benjamin Lowy All Images are copyrighted @Benjamin Lowy

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Cortona, Italy | July 19, 2014
Wag the Dog

I’ll be posting some images from my latest trip to Cortona over the next few days. I spent time with several different photographers who each inspired me indifferent ways.

You can find more of my Walkscapes work on its own dedicated and aptly named Instagram feed - @conceptual_ben

#streetphotography #cortona #italy #cotm #reportage #photojournalism

33rd Street Walkscape | July 22, 2014

We live in a time of radical documentation: Cameras are within easy reach and CCTVs record our every move. Our landscape and street corners are painstakingly documented. Time and space are mere elements to be observed, recorded and stored away.

My response has been to deconstruct and compress all these elements into a kaleidoscope of overlapping imagery. Walkscapes presents both sides of our visual tendencies: the obsessive documentation of the quotidian and our growing need to retain a modicum of anonymity.

The images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

#walkscape #art #conceptual #newyorkcity

34th Street Walkscape | June 21, 2014

I’m back in NYC after a show in Italy where I introduced a new body of work.

I call them Walkscapes. In a nutshell I am aiming to compress the over documented world we live in. Most of the images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

#walkscape #nyc #art #conceptual #newyorkcity

Cortona Walkscape | July 21, 2014

I’m currently in Cortona, Italy for the On the Move photo festival where I am part of the Goin’ Mobile group show featuring a brand new body of work.

The images are conceptual in nature and while I developed the technique and idea on a separate Instagram account, I’ve decided that it’s now time to introduce this new idea.


I call them Walkscapes. In a nutshell I am aiming to compress the over documented world we live in. Most of the images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

#cotm #cortona #conceptual #onthemove #goinmobile #art #walkscape

Cortona Walkscape | July 20, 2014

I’m currently in Cortona, Italy for the On the Move photo festival where I am part of the Goin’ Mobile group show featuring a brand new body of work.

The images are conceptual in nature and while I developed the technique and idea on a separate Instagram account, I’ve decided that it’s now time to introduce this new idea.

I call them Walkscapes. In a nutshell I am aiming to compress the over documented world we live in. Most of the images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

#cotm #cortona #conceptual #onthemove #goinmobile #art #walkscape

Cortona Walkscape | July 20, 2014

I’m currently in Cortona, Italy for the On the Move photo festival where I am part of the Goin’ Mobile group show featuring a brand new body of work.

The images are conceptual in nature and while I developed the technique and idea on a separate Instagram account, I’ve decided that it’s now time to introduce this new idea.

I call them Walkscapes. In a nutshell I am aiming to compress the over documented world we live in. Most of the images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

#cortona #onthemove #goinmobile #cotm #walkscape #art #conceptual

Cortona Walkscape | July 19, 2014

I’m currently in Cortona, Italy for the On the Move photo festival where I am part of the Goin’ Mobile group show featuring a brand new body of work.

The images are conceptual in nature and while I developed the technique and idea on a separate Instagram account, I’ve decided that it’s now time to introduce this new idea.

I call them Walkscapes. In a nutshell I am aiming to compress the over documented world we live in. Most of the images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

#walkscape #cortona #onthemove #goinmobile #art #conceptual #cotm

Madison Square Garden Walkscape | June 2014

Another image from my Walkscape series.

I’m currently in Cortona, Italy for the On the Move photo festival where I am part of the Goin’ Mobile group show featuring a brand new body of work.

The images are conceptual in nature and while I developed the technique and idea on a separate Instagram account, I’ve decided that it’s now time to introduce this new idea.

I call them Walkscapes. In a nutshell I am aiming to compress the over documented world we live in. Most of the images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

#cortona #onthemove #cotm #walkscape #conceptual #art #goinmobile

Times Square Walkscape | June 2014

Another image from my Walkscape series.

I’m currently on my way to Cortana, Italy for the On the Move photo festival where I am part of the Goin’ Mobile group show featuring a brand new body of work.

The images are conceptual in nature and while I developed the technique and idea on a separate Instagram account, I’ve decided that it’s now time to introduce this new idea.

I call them Walkscapes. In a nutshell I am aiming to compress the over documented world we live in. Most of the images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

#walkscape #art #conceptual #cortana #goinmobile

Herald Square Walkscape | June 2014

I’m currently on my way to Cortana, Italy for the On the Move photo festival where I am part of the Goin’ Mobile group show featuring a brand new body of work. The images are conceptual in nature and while I developed the technique and idea on a separate Instagram account, I’ve decided that it’s now time to introduce this new idea.

I call them Walkscapes. In a nutshell I am aiming to compress the over documented world we live in. Most of the images are made from 30-100 merged pictures taken as I walk down a city block. All are made “in-phone” at the moment of capture.

I hope you enjoy them.
I know that creating these images, free of any constraints, has been some of the most freeing and creative moments that I’ve experienced in a long time.

#walkscape #art #cortana #goinmobile #conceptual

Men’s Aerials, Sochi Olympics 2014, shot for Harper’s Magazine

Special thanks has to go to my wife, Marvi Lacar, who designed both BL issue #2 and my new commercial site -  lowyimages.com

Please check out my recent work!

BL Issue #2 is now online!

Check out new work from the Sochi Olympics, Men’s Oil Wrestling, and South Sudan.

Also please check out my new commercial website - lowyimages.com

It includes new work, and a portal for bookings and print sales.

"Kiss thy lips and you will see what thou create."
- Santosh Kalwar

This one didn’t make the cut.

“Everyone deserves a happy ending.”
- Jodi Picoult

"Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film.”
- Stephen Wright

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.”
- Dave Barry

As this week on @echosight comes to an end @davidscottholloway and @benlowy leave you with a mishmash of their ruggedly handsome faces and some good quotes that never made the cut. Thanks for tuning in!

"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."
- Abraham Lincoln

@davidscottholloway and @benlowy are getting spiritual this week @echosight

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