Video Interview with Anton Kawasaki about Instagram and the Future of Mobile Photography

Anton Kawasaki is a member of The Mobile Photo Group and also a street photographer based in NYC. He uses the iPhone more or less exclusively for his work, and started shooting around the same time that Sion Fullana started as well. Coming from a nearly a 20-year background in the comic book industry and also being an editor, his photos of NYC are colorful, vivid, and introspective. He gets close both emotionally and physically to his subjects, and is able to capture those wonderful “decisive moments” which bring a little humanity and life into the crazy life of the big apple.

In this interview we discuss an article he wrote, “Is Instagram Defining, and Therefore Ruining, Mobile Photography?” and get more in-depth about his thoughts.

* Once again, the interview was done in a crowded and loud cafe (it is impossible to find anywhere quiet in NYC) so pardon the excessive noise! 

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Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

Anton Kawasaki

 

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