Originally hailing from Oahu, Hawai’i, J’aime grew up surrounded by breathtaking beauty. She wasn’t confined to island living though and developed a passion for traveling at a young age. Loving all things creative J’aime pursued careers in art, furniture refurbishing, writing, producing, and acting. LA based actor/artist J’aime Leilani Spezzano is a graduate from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. J’aime’s public theatre debut was a starring role at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival. One of J’aime’s film credits includes And Uneasy Lies The Mind which gained recognition for being shot entirely on the iPhone 5. With a couple photographers in her family it was natural to be drawn to photography as well. Currently J’aime is pursuing careers in business and travel photography/hosting. This allows her to focus on her first love of traveling and still be creative. After getting her Canon 5D Mark III stolen in Barcelona she was determined to still capture beautiful photos using only her iPhone. All of the past work in her varying fields has helped to evolve her photography and online presence. Her goal is to capture the essence of the location and through editing imbue the soul of the city in the photograph.
Tim is a street photographer from Ireland, known for his smart phone photography. Tim’s photographs have been exhibited in a number of exhibitions within Ireland and across Europe. Tim’s work has been described as a descriptive narrative in pictures, bringing a poetic realism combining a passion for in-depth recording of people’s lives whilst at the same time demonstrating deeply empathic artistry. His work has been featured in the Mobiography Magazine and on The App Whisperer website. Tim delivers workshops in smartphone photography across a diverse cross section of communities encouraging individuals young and old to capture their streets and surrounding hinterland by using their phones as an extension of their own peripheral vision helping them to see their environment in a new way.
Dan is a designer, photographer, and creative director based in London. Co-founder of both The Photographic Journal and webgraph, a design studio, and host of the Apple Event series Meet The iPhone Photographer, Dan speaks at conferences worldwide including An Event Apart, The Photography Show, South by Southwest, and UX London, and consults for startups and established brands around the world. One of Instagram’s earliest beta-testers and a speaker at the world’s first mobile photography conference, Dan also travels the globe on photographic commissions for select clientele including Alfa Romeo, American Express, Barbour, Courvoisier, Ducati, Land Rover, The Macallan, Nissan, O2, RedBull, Starwood Hotels, Travel + Leisure, Williams Martini, and more.
Nicki is an photographer, videographer, artist and author. She began her career as a book jacket and magazine feature illustrator in London working in mixed media and collage until she discovered the freedom and infinite creative possibilities of iPhone photography in 2009 opening up a whole new artistic journey. In 2015 Nicki hosted 17 episodes for AdoramaTV on iPhone photography around her home town of Weymouth, UK. Nicki is the founder of the website iPhoneographyCentral.com,(iPC). She also speaks and writes on the subject of creative smartphone photography and video, hosting workshops around the world which, last year included Ireland, Los Angeles and London. Nicki loves to push the boundaries of what can be achieved artistically on the iPhone and shares her creative approach and techniques via online iPhone & iPad art courses. Her art has featured in several magazines and she writes regularly for the popular smartphone photography magazine Mobiography. Her iPhone images have won several Photography Awards and featured on book covers including the image “Flamin’ Amy” featured on the front cover of the book she co-authored with Bob Weil The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone (Rocky Nook Books, 2013).
Jack is one of the most recognized names in Travel, Lifestyle and Portrait photography today. More recently Jack has fallen in love with his iPhone camera as his primary capture tool and continues to use it for worldwide clients in Travel, Leisure, Destination and Hospitality industries. His love for mobile photography is infectious. His approach to iPhone photography is proudly and passionately photographic in nature. His work has appeared in Apple’s popular #ShotoniPhone campaign and, over the past 6 years, has shot over 500,000 images in over 20 countries, on 7 different iPhone devices.
Jack is a trusted consultant for mobile photography and app-focused companies and is known for his instructional tutorials in the iPhoneography space-including his “Picture Perfect” series for Adorama TV and ongoing training for Camera+. Jack is followed by over 50k photography fans on Twitter and over 7k users on Instagram and was recently ranked in Eyefi’s top 100 most socially influential photographers and in Chillisauce’s top 100 travel photographers of 2015 He recently authored an inspirational book called, “The Joy of Photography” by iLex press. His most recent work includes his “I Found Love” video from his recent trip to India (shot with iPhone) and a 14-page feature spread of his iPhone Portraits in Shooter magazine out of Spain. Jack is a popular keynote speaker at mobile photography conferences, events and workshops. For more information or to see Jack’s photography portfolio, please visit him at www.jackhollingsworth.com
Paul Moore is a professional photographer based in the Irish Midlands. His introduction to mobile photography was through mobile photography. His mobile photos have won numerous accolades and have been exhibited all over the world. He gives regular workshops on all aspects of photography all over Ireland and also for Dublin Photography School and Facebook HQ in Dublin.
Rob Layton teaches mobile journalism and smartphone photography at Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia. He specialises in underwater iPhone photography and filmmaking, which are foundational to his PhD project in which he combines two of his greatest passions – photography and surfing – in a series of video documentaries about Gold Coast surf culture. Rob started in news publishing three decades ago in a career that has spanned newspapers, magazines and digital media. He started as a reporter before moving into editorial production, design and photography. He undertook a master’s degree while still in industry in which he wrote, designed and produced a textbook for Palgrave Macmillan called Editing and News Design: How to Shape the News in Print and Online Journalism. The book became required reading at most universities in Australia and enabled Rob to start a new career as a journalism educator.
Seán Mac an tSíthigh
Seán is an award-winning video journalist with RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster. Based on the Dingle peninsula in Co. Kerry, and working alone, he covers the more remote parts of the Cork/Kerry region. Much of his work has a rural emphasis, with a focus on community issues. Farming, fishing, wildlife and cultural stories form the core of his work, while his style is defined by rich character-centered stroytelling.
His academic background is in the area of Irish folklore. He has edited a number of books and published numerous articles on various aspects of Irish folklore. Of particular interest to him is the relationship between landscape, lore, placenames and community. Seán’s material features on RTÉ’s Six One and 9 News bulletins, as well as the Irish language news platforms of Nuacht RTÉ and Nuacht TG4. He regularly uses his mobile phone to film and generate content for his news items and in 2012 Seán became the first Irish journalist to use a mobile phone and iPad to shoot and edit a tv news package. He has also worked as a video journalist on international stories, such as the refugee/migrant crises in the Mediterranean, the Paris terrorist attacks, the U.S. elections. Seán has also filmed, produced, directed and presented a number of documentaries for TG4 in the past. Many of the documentaries draw from aspects of Irish history and culture. These include Sherpa (2012), Misinéir na nDuganna: The Priest, The Mob, The Movie (2011) Fear Bán na Slumanna (2008), Son of Kerry, Son of Sam (2018). Seán is also the studio presenter on TG4’s folklore series ‘Béaloideas Beo’.
Sir Cam is a Cambridge photo-diarist passionately documenting the city, where he has lived for 36 years. His “camdiary” was established in 1999, became entirely photographic in 2007, and mobile in 2011. Sir Cam works with the award-winning digital communications team at the University of Cambridge. He is an Ambassador @24HourProject and the founder of the Cambridge Photo Festival.