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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New York City, NY | August 7, 2014

"We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!"

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"What are the advantages of using an iPhone?"

Photojournalist Benjamin Lowy talks to Richard Aedy, of the Australian Broadcasting Company Radio Network, about the virtues of using a mobile phone in the field. In the above video, Lowy, who has made mobile-phone images while working in Libya, Afghanistan, and his own backyard of New York City, explains how he chooses the right tool for the job. As for the question above, Lowy says:

When you shoot with an SLR or rangefinder or any type of camera, you’re taking this huge black box and throwing it in front of your face. And you’re blocking out your ability to interact with your subject. Sometimes that can be good if you need if you need to cut your empathy off, so like if you’re at a funeral and you need to pull yourself emotionally out of a situation. But a lot of times I’m just talking to someone out on the street, and all of the sudden I am cutting the level of empathy and the level of interaction and intimacy with people by putting a camera against your face. So by using the phone I can keep eye contact with the people I’m photographing.

Hear more segments from ABC RN’s ‘Media Report’ on the shows website.

Elusive, appearing only in glimpses between shadow and light…

#Legends premieres on TNT August 13 at 9/8c. Just #dontkillseanbean

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Somewhere in America | Date Unknown…

I’ve been informed I need to change my identity… to use a new cover… one of many LEGENDS.

Actually I’m just really psyched for this new spy show #Legends which premieres August 13 at 9/8c. Just #dontkillseanbean [sponsored]

Washington DC | August 3, 2014
Down the complementary-color rabbit hole.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL | July 30, 2014 
Runway road trip.

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JFK, NYC | July 22, 2014
Home and Away.

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Washington DC | August 1, 2014
Not the condensed version.

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Ft Lauderdale, FL | July 30, 2014
Boxed in.

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Ft Lauderdale, FL | July 30, 2014
The condensed version.

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Cortona, Italy | July 20, 2014
End of the road.

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Cortona, Itsly | July 20, 2014 
Bar Hat

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Cortona, Italy | July 19, 2014
Generations.

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Cortona, Italy | July 20, 2014
Smoke break

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Cortona, Italy | July 21, 2014
Typical vacation shot

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